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#1 2005-11-28 21:44:19

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
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'abhorration' for 'aberration'

The non-word ‘abhorration’ shows up 1300 times. It’s sometimes a substitute for ‘aberration’- reasonably, since some aberrations are abhorrent- and sometimes seems to stand for any object of contempt. Still other writers use it as a synonym for ‘abortion.’ Examples of the substitution:

I don’t think this is some kind of momentary abhorration. I think this is the
manifestation of a deep-seated problem ...
www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-197.HTM

Well “freaky” to me is the right word…..grey in a horse is a genetic abhorration! In other words a freak of nature.
forum.ozpugs.com/printview.php?t=76083& start=10&sid=c4103e96dbaee774868697a48ddd644d

The church was something of an abhorration when it comes to congregations in
Boston, a Black protestant church in a predominatly White Catholic area.
www.introspektive.com/FP/

If anything, our recent removal of beer from the family is an historical abhorration. It’s just like mass-marketed beer is an historical abhorration.
www.homebrewadventures.com/ articles/article11250001.shtml

Although ‘contact lens’ is an accepted term and can also be widely used or seen
now, the term is an abhorration of the original term ‘contac lens’ ...
www.viewaskew.com/newboard/messages397/2001.html

It is a twisted ideological abhorration.
cssdsc.com/phpbb/posting.php?mode=quote&p=3729&sid=67fb6f40d8f5e697a392584f8b581d10

The insurgents are an abhorration of Islam.
dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/130969/index.php

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