“Because he is obnoxious to us” are the words of those who are recorded in the Book of Wisdom, who do not like what someone has been saying about them. Obnoxious, from the Latin “nocere” means “harm”. Noxious can be a dangerous and harmful experience. When “ob” is added to that root it means “In front, or in your face”. When we catch a whiff of natural gas, we might check our stove’s burner or maybe there is a leak in the line. It bothers us and could be dangerous to our health.