Psephology - #521

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Feb 23 2019 17

Today’s Word of the day is Psephology. It’s spelled P-S-E-P-H-O-L -O-G-Y. Psephology ia a noun that means the scientific study of elections. 

The Greeks gave us the word psephos (SEE fos) which means pebbles. Why pebbles? Because tiny rocks were used to count votes in Ancient Greece. And you probably recognize the 'ology' part of the word as a suffix that means we're referring to a body of knowledge.

Her background in psephology gave Allie an edge in the election. Knowing so much about what drives voters meant she could understand how to please them.

Once again, psephology is spelled P–S–E-P-H-O-L-O-GY.