Vexillology is the "scientific study of the history, symbolism, and usage of flags. It is formally defined by the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) constitution as "the creation and development of a body of knowledge about flags of all types, their forms and functions, and of scientific theories and principles based on that knowledge."
The term was conceived in 1957 by the U.S. scholar and vexillologist Whitney Smith and first appeared in print in 1959. It was originally considered a sub-discipline of heraldry (Smith 12), and is still occasionally seen as such. A person who studies flags is a vexillologist; a person who designs flags is a vexillographer; and any person who simply likes, admires, or enjoys flags is a vexillophile. (wikipedia)
Here are a few flags (not all are country flags) I find aesthetically pleasing:
Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Philippine,
Papua New Guinea, Republic of Macedonia, Macau, New Mexico,
Bhutan, American Samoa, Kiribati
Kenya, Japan, Hong Kong
And this I found interesting:
|Real origin of the French Flag HERE|
Other valuptious V_ology words
Vermeology: A discourse or treatise on worms. That part of zoology which treats of worms; helminthology.
Vinology: The study of wine and wine-making. I study the art of wine-drinking, a very indepth field of study called 'winoology'. *Hiccup*
Volcanology: Volcanology (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and not the study of Mr. Spock--I hear Trekkies booing across the blogosphere.
Vulvology: The study of vagina, specifically, the vulva.
V is also for--VACATION!
Yes, I'm almost officially on Vacation.
Tomorrow to be exact.
For a little over 2 weeks.
I'm excited, but mostly stressed out just thinking about traveling (with my kids) and taking the plane (please, please let it be a safe flight). Did I mention I'm a bit stressed about flying? No? Well, I am. Strange thing is, I've done a lot of flying in my life, but as I get older it stresses me out more. A lot. Anyway, all that to say, the rest of my posts will be pre-scheduled (assuming I didn't mess up the settings) and I'll be checking in on you guys as soon as I get to the hotel. Happy AZing!