Friday, 26 April 2013

W for Whoology

These last few posts are going to be fairly short for a few reasons. One, finding 'ologies is becoming more and more difficult near the end of the alphabet. Second, I'm officially on vacation! Au revoir cold French weather. Hell-o hot Orlando, Florida. But rest assured, I will be visiting blogs--right after I'm done puking from riding the spinning tea cups and forced to recuperate a few days on the beach, sipping away on something fruity with a cocktail umbrella in it. (;

Now, on with our wicked W_ology word

Ok, so whoology isn't a real scientific 'ology, but I couldn't resist. Plus, would you believe W is one of those letters that is seriously lacking in ologies. Good thing I happened on this book, because really, need I look any further? 

Description from BBC Shop website: 

The official miscellany, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who.
Who are the members of the Doctor’s family? What are the 20 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey?

Packed with amazing facts, figures and stories, Who-ology is an unforgettable journey through fifty years of Doctor Who. Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited, from Totters Lane to Trenzalore. Get lost in guides to UNIT call signs, the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers and a complete list of Doctor Who monsters and their creators.

Who-ology is an utterly unique tour of space and time.


Other wacky W_ologies I just made up

Wannabewriterology: The study of people who want to be writers but who suck at it. I've been one of their prime test subjects.

Woohooology: The study of woo-hooing with excitement after getting an agent or publishing contract.

Wookieeology: The scientific study of the Wookie.

Wienerology: The study of the Oscar Mayer wiener and associated paraphernalia  and not of the other one you're thinking about . . . gutter brain. :P

Wienermobile (source)

What are your w_ologies? Any Dr. Who fans out there? What's your favorite Dr. Who quote? Do you want/have this book?


  1. When the time comes, I'd like to be a subject for woohooology!

    Have fun on your break!

  2. Whatology, the study of people who ask 'What' all the time and how to make them stop. Also Wickedology, the study of wickedness and how much more the next generation will be on a scale of 1-10. Those are my W...ology's today and yours were great.

  3. Whoology is totally a real science! I'm sure of it!

  4. What about wizardology? Witchology... werewolfology... a lot of writers are very up on those. (OK, there are probably real proper terms for them.)

    Hope you're having a great time!

  5. You do not suck as a writer!
    Enjoy Florida. Don't puke on Mickey after riding those Tea Cups.

  6. Woo hoo-ing definitely deserves its own ology.

  7. Have fun in Orlando! And don't forget to visit Harry Potter World! :)

  8. can't pretend interest in ANY of these...

    have friends in and around orlando; they like florida, can't say i do

    but, this is about you and your kids... enjoy! :)

  9. Elise, I could not like you more right now. I LOVE LOVE Dr. Who! (especially the David Tennent years). Thanks so much for highlighting this wonderful franchise :D :D

  10. OMG! That weinermobile! If that drove through my town, young people would probably throw stuff at it!

    I love Doctor Who!

  11. Have fun on your holiday. I love your made up -ology words.

  12. Have fun down where it is all nice and warm, and whoohooo is a fun one to study for sure or at least do

  13. Whology -should- be a real science as there's a ton of information on Doctor Who out there.

    Hope you have a great time in Orlando...the weather down here has been pretty great the past few days...and take some pictures! :)

  14. It should be a real word. Enjoy your vacation.

  15. You're a writer and you made things up? Shocking. Have fun in florida. If you happen to get lost and end up in Georgia, give me a call!

  16. So envious of your holiday. Enjoy!

  17. Dr Who needs it's own ology, so Whoology - I like it. Not sure of my favourite Dr Who quote but I'm still a fan of the old
    knock knock - who's there?
    Dr - Dr Who?
    You said it

  18. Have fun in Florida and no puking. I never went on the teacups, not brave enough.


  19. Clever idea for the w -ologie, however my favorite thing on this page was the wienermobile.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes

  20. Hope you have a great time in Orlando. We took our kids there when they were teens (they saw California's Disneyland when they were small. Orlando is such a short drive to many other places (like NASA). So much to do.

    So Paris is chilly this time of year? I'd still visit if I could. Hope to hear how your holiday went when you return. Have lots of fun, soak up some Vitamin D rays and take some pix to share. (try the gator bites, a delicacy)

  21. Hi Elise - gosh Orlando sounds just wonderful .. and it will be hotter won't it - have fun and don't be too sick! I didn't know about Whoology!

    Cheers Hilary

  22. Yay for Doctor Who-ology. I love that show a lot! Season 7 HAS to hit Netflix like right now. Please! That will mean all my free time will be spent watching the season. Can't wait. :)

  23. Hey Elise,

    I have a good friend in England who is an college lecturer on amongst other things, "Dr. Who". His house if full of Dr. Who memorabilia. He has actual props from the show. And he has met several of the folks who played Dr. Who in person. Did you know that the show, "Torchwood", is an anagram of "Doctor Who".

    May you have some Orlando "Magic", my friend.

    Gary :)


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