“Well, new to me.” is often a sentiment I hear and it’s especially true in regards to words. I love words and I recently discovered this gem:
Epistolography: the practices and principles of letter writing; art of epistolary composition.
Isn’t that beautiful? Of course, the best use for new words is in a sharpened, witty, attack as in, “David’s unwavering disdain for Twitter amounts to little more than epistolographic snobbery if not downright neo-luddism.”
As it turns out, my computer doesn’t even know this great word. I hate it when my computer tries to be smarter than me.
Question: if the dictionary is comprehensive enough to include crystallographic, holographic , historiographical, and electroencephalographic, why, oh why, wouldn’t it include epistolographic?