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SNOB – S.NOB

By on January 5, 2014

The word for today is – SNOB – originally written – S.NOB – which was the abbreviation for – SINE NOBILITATE meaning WITHOUT NOBILITY. In medieval days just as today a person would write his educational or inherited title after his name, e.g. (exempli gratia – for the sake of example) – Jim Nasium, M.D. or James McDonnell, Ph.D., or Henry Nazarenus, R. (R = REX = KING). Those not having higher education or royal title would write – S.NOB after their name. Later on the period after the letter S was dropped and the word became SNOB. The cognos knew the real meaning of this word but the ignorant who did not know the Latin thought that it was some title. Upon discovering the truth many people considered this as pompous and pretentious. Hence we have this inference today that a SNOB is someone who thinks too highly of himself and pretends to be better educated or more royal than others.

Here are some titles

A.B. BACHELOR OF ARTS

M.A. MASTER OF ARTS

D.B. BACHELOR OF DIVINIT

D.D. DOCTOR OF DIVINITY

F.D DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

J.D. DOCTOR OF LAW

J.U.D. DOCTOR OF BOTH CANON AND CIVIL LAWS

L.H.D. DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES

M.D. DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Ph.D. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Do you know the meaning of: D.V.M.? It stands for: DEI VERBI MINISTER.

 

Ph.D. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Do you know the meaning of: D.V.M.? It stands for: DEI VERBI MINISTER.