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Post Winston Churchill / new words
Just working my way through the Churchill bio by Roy Jenkins, who having served as a MP brings a unique perspective. Marvelous book.

Ran across a brand new word: psephological.....the study of elections.

The root of the word is based on the Greek for pebble, after the Athenian habit of voting by pebbles.

Been a long time since I learned a new word :)


Wed May 19, 2010 12:12 pm
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RobertJames wrote:
Been a long time since I learned a new word :)

Really? Knock yourself out.

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Lovely link. Thank you most kindly.

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Okay, now I am drunk....


Wed May 19, 2010 4:27 pm
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