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Noun. Mid-20th century.
[from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos writing tablet + -OLOGY.]
The hobby of collecting postcards.
deltiologist noun a person who collects postcards M20
The closest I ever came to being a deltiologist was as a child on holiday in Majorca, when I used to try and casually sneak a glimpse at the postcards on display there. Because ... y'know ... Spanish postcards are different to British ones. Very different. In that there are boobs on them. Lots of boobs. Boobs coming out of your ears. And that's about as interesting as deltiology gets.
Are you a deltiologist?
Just ... why?