Silver’s Word of the Week – Vexillology

Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

Welcome to Silver’s Word of the Week where I try to find strange and unusual words to ignite our vocabulary to new levels! Are you ready to learn a new word?

This week our word is VEXILLOLOGY and is courtesy of

Since the news the last couple of weeks has been so dismal, I thought it was time for some fun… new words are always interesting and this one caught my eye.

Tell me the truth! Who do you think of when you hear the word ‘vexillology?’ Of course! Sheldon Cooper, from the hit television series, The Big Bang Theory!

I found conflicting information on how many flags there are in the world. One answer told me 231 flags, another said 197. This source seemed to be the most reliable:

Did YOU Know?

Word Origin and History for vexillology: n. 1959, from Latin vexillum “flag” + -ology. explains…

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