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Odium

Postby Slava » Thu May 05, 2011 12:54 pm

I just learned this one from a crossword puzzle. I thought I'd share.

dictionary.com wrote:noun
1. intense hatred or dislike, especially toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant.
2. the reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated or repugnant: He had to bear the odium of neglecting his family.
3. the state or quality of being hated.
Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin: hatred, equivalent to od ( isse ) to hate + -ium -ium
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odium/sodium

Postby MTC » Thu May 05, 2011 11:00 pm

Sir Humphrey Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.

A Clerihew by E. Clerihew Bentley, age 16, in science class
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Postby Slava » Fri May 06, 2011 1:39 am

A nice tie-in to this set of posts on the word clerihew.
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Postby MTC » Fri May 06, 2011 8:05 am

...and who could forget?

odi memorem compotorem
I hate a drinking friend with a memory.
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