1. to fight against
2. to call in question
how to use in casual conversation:
and i was like "i love the talking heads" and she was like "nuhh uhhh. i oppugn your ass on that shit" and i was like "ohhh, snap".
not to be confused with:
how it makes me feel:
my initial reaction was that i like it. it gets points for obscurity, brevity,and -pugn. it made me to say "what the hell is that shit...-pugn?! that's nasty! from whence in the sexy bowels of european etiology did that chicken nugget of flavor come from?". then i lmgtfy.com'd myself. (meta-snap?) it's from 15th century british but has latin roots. but apparently impugn has french origins(?). either way it's a pretty cool word. it definitely has some funk on it. mustard, if you will.
from another angle: when i saw the word i immediately though of impugn. (both have the aforementioned mustard.) i was immediately scared that i had been using impugn as oppugn. my high school english teacher once mentioned that it's ok and things happen with words and phrases like this sometimes. she cited the example of how her little girl though that the phrase 'human being' was actually 'human bean'. my friend didn't know that it wasn't 'human bean'. hell, i was 25 before i realized that "for all intensive purposes" was actually "for all intents and purposes" which actually makes a whole hell of a lot more sense. the point: i am pretty damn stupid sometimes and so are you. (the royal you)
next week: i do this while i'm drunk