This summer I consulted at a company in Warrenton, VA. The owner and employees were great fun to work with. I forget how the subject of my hobby came up, but at lunch one day I gave them a lesson in the pronunciation of word "numismatist".
I thought they'd long forgotten about it until another day when I mentioned something about filling out insurance forms. Someone asked whether my "numismatism" qualifies as a pre-existing condition. Good question - it's unquestionably a disease, but are numismatists made or born? And if there were a cure, how many of our spouses would beg the doctor to make us normal?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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