Doctor Smith wished to be known for his erudition , and that is why he had felt as guilty as a cornered baby-snatcher that time when someone had asked him about nidology. Being a bit weak on nidology - having never heard of it, that is - he had defiantly repeated what he had heard on the street-corners on what he had judged to be related subjects.
"Doctor Smith and the Lawless Lords of Logomycin,"
Word Ways: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol2/iss1/8