Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author



…The study of flags that appear in dreams.

Really. Or at least maybe? The first several pages of Google hits imply that this term is used solely on a Reddit thread. Is a word used only on Reddit a real word?

Maybe the word “somnivexillology” is cool enough that it should exist even if it doesn’t really? Maybe we should all take a stab at working “somnivexillology” into casual conversations today. Maybe we can give it some oomph.

Whether the word exists or not, the concept does. Here is a site explaining what flags supposedly symbolize in dreams.

Carrying a red flag represents a female around you who is not who she seems. You need to look deeper to find the truth. A white flag represents a pure woman or it can also symbolize jealousy. Are your or someone around you consumed with jealousy? Are you innocent of how others perceive you?

A colorful flag can stand for corruption. A black flag can mean trouble coming from a woman or a man of wisdom. A yellow flag can warn of a medical outbreak like the flu. And, a green flag can mean you are going to travel by car, train, or bus across the country….

Uh huh.

There are a lot of sites that discuss the symbolism of flags in dreams, it turns out. Who knew? Maybe if I took an hour or two to post a comment on each of these sites using the word “somnivexillology” I could get this word into usage in one day. Alas, we’ll never know, because I am too lazy to try it.

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