Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The study or investigation of crop circles.
- ‘China was among the last major nations to resist a phenomenon so intriguing it has spawned its own science - cereology - and survived the pranks of confessed circle-makers.’
- ‘During the dark days from late 1992 to early 1994, when hoaxers and skeptics seemed almost-successful in proving that cereology was but a wild-goose chase for fools, Roland kept the Symposium going.’
- ‘One that has grown from the super market tabloids to a science, cereology.’
- ‘The Grand Old Man of British cereology - Pat Delgado - has become tired of the phenomenon, as have many others.’
- ‘You'll find parapsychology, cryptozoology, cereology, UFOlogy, and a bunch of other stuff too weird and borderline to have an ‘ology’ yet.’
- ‘But there is a growing scientific discipline based around the study, known as cereology.’
- ‘The eccentric Rockefeller - Laurence, that is - has financed further investigations, and now Mel Gibson has done his bit to revitalize cereology, suggesting aliens as the source of the phenomenon.’
- ‘The phenomenon has spawned its own science: cereology.’
- ‘Working in the nascent research field known as cereology, a few scientists have spent many hours devising explanations that the circles come from late night tornados or shifting magnetic fields that ‘electrocute’ the crops.’
- ‘Whether you are prefer devoting your time to UFO research and investigation, cryptozoology, demonology, cereology, are a practicing Wiccan or interested in feng shui and anything in between we hope to build the best available resource for your interests.’
- ‘At least, such (more or less) is the array of experts who have collaborated to found the Centre for Crop Circles Studies and co-author The Crop Circle Enigma, the parents of cereology.’
- ‘An entire field of study, cereology, sprouted up around this phenomenon, and a number of explanations were put forward.’
1990s: from Ceres + -logy.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.