This week I received my contributor's copy of The Capilano Review, the second ("I-R") in its three part 50th Anniversary issue (the first was "A-H", the final one, "S-Z"). I was offered the letter "O", and wrote a song lyric to the tune of "Bingo", substituting "Bingo" with the word "Onomastics". What does onomastics mean? Onomastics is the study of proper names. It is used in data mining and, more insidiously, in ethnic profiling.