Wednesday, 10 August 2016

A Kind of Lateral Thinking.

Did you know that a galanthophile is somebody who collects snowdrops? I just read it on OED Online.

What’s odd is that for a full ten minutes I was convinced it meant somebody who collects snowflakes. This puzzled me because it seemed a somewhat impractical form of recreation, and the only sense I could make of it was to speculate that it might be an alternative to the Buddhist practice of making sand mandalas.

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