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If you’re ever stuck for a story, why not start with an ology? There are hundreds of these ‘subjects of study’ to choose from. Some are well-known:
Biology
Psychology
Mythology.

Some are less familiar but respectable enough:
Conchology – the study of shells
Pomology – fruit-growing
Algology – algae (there once lived a family of leaf moulds …).

Some are more surprising:                                                                                                                                                                                            Phrenology -the study of skull shape to determine character                                                                                                                     Pachydermatology – elephant skin                                                                                                                                                                                Uredinology – types of rust
Argyrothecology – moneyboxes.

And if none of those is weird enough, you can always invent your own:
Lessology – the study of why ripped jeans and bikinis cost more than whole trousers and swimming costumes.
Notmeology – the study of chocolate biscuits that disappear from the cupboard all by themselves.
Snootology – the study of viewing other people’s houses by pretending to estate agents that you want to buy them. Not to be confused with Snottology.
Or Ologyology: the study of studying. Rubbish idea for a story – though not a bad name for this guy.     

 

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