Thursday, February 28, 2013

Semitic Semantics

Splitting hairs, our Supreme Court has drawn a distinction between those whose speech exposes a victim group to "hate" and those whose speech is supposedly even worse and exposes a group to "detestation."

I hate to break it to the esteemed justices, three of whom are members of tribe, but...
Feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone): "the boys hate each other".
Intense or passionate dislike: "feelings of hate".
verb. detest - abhor - loathe - abominate - execrate - dislike
noun. hatred - odium - abhorrence - detestation - loathing

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