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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-10-27 11:47:05

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'skewered' for 'skewed'

‘Skewed means asymmetric, biased, or unfair. ‘Skewered’ means punctured and ready for roasting. Both are used with a derogatory connotation; they’re easily and frequently confused. Examples:

They also criticized the skewered distribution of food aid along political party
lines, and the government’s controversial land reforms…

The severely skewered distribution of income and opportunities in Chile today
means that exchanging money or commodities for sex is never far from…

In heaven, will we have free will? Man will still exercise his God-given free moral agency from a skewered perspective.

In the last category, David Gallo hits a bull’s eye with his sleek, skylighted
kitchen set; Its skewered perspective embodies all the constraints …

I also wanted to produce images that were fun and silly, that call to mind
the quirky and delightfully skewered perspective of children.

My writing always has at its heart the desire to make my faith friendly and
accessible to those who might have a skewered perspective of Islam, ... – 18k – Cached – Similar pages

In his column, Foreman gives many examples of skewered reporting by the media in Baghdad.

With the election coverage (especially after the debates), I’ve noticed the
skewered reporting favoring the President over Kerry. 10_01_grrrlmeetsworld_archive.html



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