"I hate the French cookery, and abominate garlick," Tobias Smollett told his readers 245 years ago, with a snooty disregard for foreigners that runs through too much travel writing today.
It had occurred in the course of learning the nature of white men and of learning to abominate them.
I detest and loathe and despise and abore and abominate her
I refer to slavery, Mistuh Comber, which they affect to abominate, but which we of the South hold to be a nat'ral condition which, for better or worse, is inevitable A strangled oath came from within Clotho's hood.
You're filth, you're cack, you're the ooze of a burst boil; I abominate you, you towering mound of corrupted slime.