Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Abhorrence

ABHORRENCE, n. One of the degrees of disapproval due to what is imperfectly understood.

2007 Update: A stream of bile beginning in the moral core and ending in the beak, stimulating the tongue and cleansing the memory.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I abhor what I am doing.....I am first sorry Minka

Joel said...

And I second...Minka's abhorrence of the situation grows.

Brian said...

Abhorrence: Those exercise machine you can buy on QVC.

O Ceallaigh said...

ABHORRENCE, n. We the People bombing Somalia.

Sorry. I'm in no mood to be funny today.

al said...

Abhorrence: 1. Cast out from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve invented this word to describe how they felt about all the unavoidable new crap in their lives.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

abhorrence - One of the degrees of disapproval that is "whored" by those who understand perfectly.

Anonymous said...

eww

puppybrose said...

Abhorrence: disdain wrapped in disgust, and folded into gratitude. [see also: "There, but for the Grace of God..."]

QuillDancer said...

abhorrence stop the world and let me off

Contrast these words: innocent until proven guilty against these: A U.S. airstrike hit targets in southern Somalia where Islamic militants were believed to be sheltering suspects in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies.

My soul hurts.

pia said...

abhorrence: Don't people understand that until the Democrats have all their plays in motions, Bush and company are going to do everything possible to show their abhorrence to the American people, and people in general--unless they are certain generals I guess

And Doug, I think you're right : Bush meeting Nixon in the afterlife to trade war stories is one of the best lines I have ever written. Sorry am still enamored of it days later

Tan Lucy Pez said...

ABHORRENCE: My feelings toward Blogger today.

QuillDancer said...

Ditto, TLP

Anonymous said...

Blogger has been so abhorrible today that I actually had to work!

The nerve!

Brian said...

I just love blogger!!! Don't you?

Doug said...

Mo'a, as long as you despise yourself, you're redeemable. You have to mean it, though.

Joel, I should have made today "Avarice" day. Greedy, greedy people.

Brian, pecklerelish is the other one?

O Ceallaigh, we have to fight them over there or we'll have to fight them over here. Are you with us or against us?

So, Al, it's a fall whine?

Poobah, isn't martyrdom about the cheapest commodity that anyone ever got rich from?

Karma, was that a verifier?

Puppybrose, we all need someone to look down on, don't we?

Quill, understood. I had the same thought. Of course we know what we're doing, right?

Pia, it was worth repeating to yourself as you go through your day.

TLP, I share them. That sucked.

Quilldancer, tritto.

Jenna, it's awfully inconvenient, isn't it?

Brian, the price is right.

Smenita's back as the verifier. She's a red sky in the morning.

O Ceallaigh said...

Are you telling me the dominoes are falling, Robert ... ooops, sorry, Dawg?

We have all been here before ...

"This man ought to be put to death," the princes said to the king; "he demoralizes the soldiers ... , and all the people, by speaking such things to them; he is not interested in the welfare of our people, but in their ruin." - Jeremiah 38: 5

Tom & Icy said...

The vacuum cleaner

Anonymous said...

Dogs and nature have abhorrence for a vacuum.

puppybrose said...

how do i spell abhorrence? S-M-E-N-I-T-A. (just saying that stinking verifier represents everything that's wrong with Blogger today...) oy.

QuillDancer said...

abhorrence the special measure of love I hold for cockroaches and blogger -- though not necessarily in that order.

cindra said...

A bhorrence is bad pet to keep. just the presence of one turns you into a foul person.

Doug said...

O Ceallaigh, that was far from your first jeremiad.

Icy, leave it to you to come up with sci-fi answer. Good girl! How's about that USB device again?

Morgan, vacuums in their foodbowls, dogs do abhor.

Puppybrose, I think Smenita is the Ismaili Djinn of terror. Maybe Bactrian. Karma?

Quill, it's been a very rough day. We all need to pull together and remember our faith and values. Maybe bomb a wedding party in the desert.

Cindra, plus they tend to eat the cats.

Anonymous said...

Wow, we ARE getting the same verifier! That. is. just. weird. I was wondering why there were only 22 Fost-I mean comments up.

Aral has her annual post up today about why she abhors the fact that Steve Garvey isn't in the Hall of Fame, btw.

Anonymous said...

I wrote this really clever, witty definition but Blogger abhorred me and ate it.

Yes, Smenita is abhorring it around, isn't it, Neva? At least I don't have to type it out...Firefox is just happily filling in the blank for me. I've never gotten the word verifier write so many times!

SquareGirl said...

You DO really enjoy tempting fate, don't you?

O Ceallaigh said...

Speaking of abhorrence and Blogger, I found this really interesting comment here.

They have decided that as long as they get one sucker (newbie Blogger)
to replace one experienced Blogger (who moves to Wordpress) that they
are doing OK. So they don't worry about [deleted] over their old timers.

Maybe we should all take the hint and follow the SNARK?

Doug said...

Actonbell, what's also weird is there have been two other times when Blogger was down and that same verifier kept coming up afterward. I think it's a cult ritual. But you got here and I am content. There will be no volcano tonight.

Jenna, if you weren't already the little blue pill, autofill could be your middle name.

Square, it seems so. Sorry about today and Iraq.

O Ceallaigh, I followed that link. It's a chatroom, brother. In five minutes, I bet one of those guys became a fifteen-year-old girl feverish with curiousity about the ways of the world.

You didn't believe "her" did you?

Anonymous said...

Abhorrence: Public face to private wishes.

Anonymous said...

I abhor when Doug doesn't post by 7AM EST!!! ARGH!!! D :)

O Ceallaigh said...

Let's just say, Doug, that I have an abhorrence for billionaires that don't seem to understand the concept behind the word backup. Unless it's in direct service to their vertical monopoly. Well, not quite "monopoly". They're still competing with Microsoft and Wal-Mart for world domination. Democracy? Where's the profit in that?

Doug said...

Indie, very subtle and right on.

Sorry, Diane. I spent the night embroiled in controversy with one of my dogs. You should see the scratches.

O Ceallaigh, are you talking about George Bush, Steven Jobs, or me? If the latter, I prefer trillionaire

Anonymous said...

Abhorrence:
What I feel for the things that the general public consider to be very important, such as who wins American Idol or The Bachelor or whatever the latest unreality show is.