Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Here's a new word: opsomania.  It's even strange enough not to be recognized by the usual word spelling check. It's the abnormal love for one kind of food.

I guess everyone's definition of 'abnormal' is different. I love chocolate. Would I obsess over it? Other than once a month, maybe not quite so much.

I can't think of anyone who has an 'abnormal' love of a particular food.

Other strange words I found had to do with divination starting with the letter O. For example:

ololygmancy: fortune telling by the howling of dogs
oinomancy: divination using wine
omoplatoscopy divination by observing cracks in burning scapulae
omphalomancy divination from the knots in the umbilical cord

onomancy divination using a donkey or ass
onomancy divination using proper names

Simply strange.

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  1. Telling one's fortune by listening to howling dogs? That is really odd.