It seems that from the Greek words hedonistic and hedonic, we get the word hedonometer – a device to measure happiness.
No don’t laugh (no do, it’s good for you!) … it’s a real thing. A hedonometer is a happiness sensor that relies on linguistics and statistics to assess degrees of pleasurableness.
And from it we get hedonology – the study of pleasure and happiness – and hedonomics – the study of how consumers maximise their happiness in making economic choices.
Hmm, I’m feeling just a little hedonistic indulging in all these wonderful words. They’ve made me happy today, that’s for sure.