Mom Was A Phillumenist

Yes, in her teen years, Mom was a phillumenist. In other words, as I mentioned in my recent post, “Collection Of Collections”, she collected matchbook covers. When I wrote that post, I didn’t know the word for matchbook cover collectors.

I found that word, and nineteen others, in this article.

I wanted a word, a name, for the kind of collector I am, so I searched Google Translate for the Greek word for “collection”. That word is
[hard “g”],
so I’ve decided to call myself a syllogítist. And since I’ve coined a word, that also makes me a neologist!

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