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Posted by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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I just found a word I had never seen before and I read a lot, so that is fairly rare.  Then, I started thinking about how many times I have read a post where they didn't even spell common words correctly and I thought, Hey, maybe I should shine some light on the sad vocabulary of CM.  So, here is the word.  Let me know if you have seen it before and if you have an interesting word that you want to share.

Oppobrium

1:  something that brings disgrace
2
a :  public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious

Examples of OPPROBRIUM

  1. They're going ahead with the plan despite public opprobrium.
  2. <saw no reason why secretary should suddenly become a term of opprobrium among the politically correct>

Origin of OPPROBRIUM

Latin, from opprobrare to reproach, from ob in the way of + probrum reproach; akin to Latin pro forward and to Latin ferre to carry, bring — more at ob-, for, bear
First Known Use: 1656

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:52 AM

I decided to have takeaway for dinner, despite it being opprobium amongst CM.

Hmm.

Did I use it right?

Liz132
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM

 Nope I've heard the word. Good idea

Beautiful31mom
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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Hmm could you use that word in a sentence please? LOL!


opal10161973
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM

That doesn't sound too bad, actually.  LOL

Although, it may sound better if you used the term CMers or CM Moms, instead of CM.  What do you think?

Quoting Anonymous:

I decided to have takeaway for dinner, despite it being opprobium amongst CM.

Hmm.

Did I use it right?


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 20, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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Actually as I read back over it, I thought of that. I usually refer to them as 'Cafe Moms' in my head, so it just transferred into the text :).


Quoting opal10161973:

That doesn't sound too bad, actually.  LOL

Although, it may sound better if you used the term CMers or CM Moms, instead of CM.  What do you think?

Quoting Anonymous:

I decided to have takeaway for dinner, despite it being opprobium amongst CM.

Hmm.

Did I use it right?




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