Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Obloquy: Obloquy is speech against something. It shares it etymology with soliloquy. Obloquy also shares its etymology with obtuse, obstreperous, oppose, offend, obese, oppress, and obsess. However obloquy does not share its etymology with object, obvious, obtain, oblivion, obnoxious, obstruct, and occlude.
Sub-pornographic magazines still carry advertisements for girdles with built in cushions for inadequate arses, but generally the great quivering expanses of billowing thigh and buttock which titillated our grandfathers have fallen into obloquy.
A Book for Today: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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