Thursday word of the day : Vexillology

Yesterday got a little busy, so here's my Thursday word of the day post and a little homage to opening day of the Olympics in Bejing today with the Chinese flag. (I can't wait to watch the opening ceremony!)

vexillology \vek-sil-AHL-uh-jee\, noun:
The study of flags.

From Latin vexillum, "flag" + (Greek) -logy (from logos, " word, discourse").
from Dictionary.com

Flag of People's Republic of China, from simplewiki.
The Flag of China has one big star and four small stars on a red background. The big star stands for the communist government, and the four small stars stand for the workers, peasants, middle-class citizens and soldiers. The red background stands for the blood lost while the history of China was made.

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