The other day I ran across this term: cryptoscatology. It was coined by Robert Guffey on his blog of the same name. I loved it when I saw it because, being an English teacher, I teach about prefixes and suffixes. Using this knowledge, I enjoyed figuring out the meaning of this word. It’s basically “the study of weird crap.” Well, some people might not use crap.
I really wish there was a way to major in this and/or get a degree. It would especially fun to get a Ph. D. in Cryptoscatology because of the old joke “piled higher and deeper.” I have already spent many years of my life in this field of study. It saddens me there is no college credit for it. Imagine the Masters and Doctoral theses that would be written about it!
Perhaps I can make an addition this lexicon. I put forth the term: cryptoplotology. This would be “the study of weird conspiracies.” I’d make it a minor to my major in cryptoscatology. I suppose others could major in it. Here again, the possible theses that could be written for this field of study blow my mind. I guess that isn’t sounding to academic or serious. I’d find it astounding?
I may change my profiles to show my accomplishments in these areas. Who could doubt me if I said I have a Ph. D. in either one? Would I care about those who doubted me? I say nay.
…and so it goes.