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Postby Audiendus » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:13 am

Kidology (British, informal)

The art of deception; calculated bluffing.

(Particularly used in sports writing, especially soccer.)

"The goalkeeper's hand-waving gesture was a piece of kidology designed to confuse the oncoming player."

"Kidology is an essential skill in many card games."
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Postby Slava » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:16 pm

Just being picky, but shouldn't this mean the study of joking around, teasing? That's what the -ology ending usually means, no?
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:40 am

Or child psych or the study of young goats?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:59 am

You're kidding, no?
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