Pufflings (& Puffins)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 21 15:49:59 UTC 2001


At 8:06 AM -0400 7/19/01, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>
>INSTITUTE OF PHALLOLOGY AND THE ICELANDIC PHALLOLOGICAL MUSEUM--Yes,
>Reykjavik has a Phallological Museum.  It's one room.  It costs four
>bucks.  Don't go!  I did.  I asked if there was any slang for the
>thing (of the MALEDICTA sort).  They sold no such books, and the
>director provided me with no slang.  It's on the web at
>www.mh.is/vefir/phallus.
>
Informing us in our choice of either British or American, with
appropriate pictorial support, illustrations, that
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The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the
world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all
the various types of mammal found in a single country.   Phallology
is an ancient science which, until recent years, has received very
little attention in Iceland, except as a borderline field of study in
other academic disciplines such as history, art, psychology,
literature and other artistic fields like music and ballet.
[Music?  Ballet?]

Now, thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, it is finally
possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of
phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.

The Icelandic Phallological Museum contains a collection of over
eighty penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and
sea mammals that can be found in Iceland...
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[emphasis added]
So what I want to know is--how come we keep spelling it "philology"?

larry
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