Kate Barnes (k8cre8) wrote in 1word1day,
Kate Barnes
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campanologist

In this economy, I’ve been thinking it might be wise to explore traditional jobs, just to supplement my income. One traditional job I am thinking about is the subject of today's story. It's a short story, but, sometimes, that's all you need. 

This year, as Arnold Schwarzenegger Elementary school prepares to award two students with its most prestigious titles, the Prince and Princess of Posture, to two lucky and “upright” students, parents are becoming outraged.
PTA president Ima Phul said “If my child is allowed to be evaluated on the basis of their posture, are we not prematurely curtailing any future career as a campanologist? It seems evident to me, that with the success of the Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” that we should encourage our children to have poor posture. I mean the merchandising alone is enough to put them through at least one year of college. Who ever heard of a movie about some idiot with good posture? The idea is absurd, isn’t it? What kind of parents would we be if we didn’t try to help our children have the best possible opportunities in life?”
The PTA is expected to vote on the issue at the school in the Sylvester Stallone Memorial Gymnasium on Monday.



campanologist ( KAMP – an – ol – o – jist )  noun. Latin and Greek. one that practices or is skilled in the art of bell ringing, one who studies bells.

This word is one of those formed from both Latin and Greek, during the era when speakers of English were looking back to classical languages and reinvigorating them with new formations, and this one dates to 1857. This word is firstly Latin, "campana" for bell, and "ologie" or "ologist" from the Greek, for "study of," just like all our sciences or various courses of studies (biology, theology, ecology, geology, etc.)
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