today's wwftd is... paroemiographer
- the worthless word for the day is: paroemiographer
[L. paroemiographus] (also paramiographer)
/Par a mi OG ra pher/
a writer or collector of proverbs
"The closest parallel outside of Egypt is furnished
by the paroemiographer Zenobius."
- Trans. Amer. Philol. Assoc. (2000)
"You will recall that the interview is to take the
form of a short talk by.. Rochegrosse-Bergson from
the Sorbonne -- the distinguished anthropologist,
antistructuralist, mythologist and paroemiographer."
- Penelope Fitzgerald, The Golden Child (1999)
this week: collector words