30 November 2010


A funny play on words today in our home. After reading our daily chapter of Proverbs my little ones wanted to know what abomination meant and how to pronounce it!

1. Extreme hatred; detestation.

2. The object of detestation, a common signification in scripture.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord. Prov.xv.

3. Hence, defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations. The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians; and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. The Roman army is called the abomination of desolation. Mat. 24:13. In short, whatever is an object of extreme hatred, is called an abomination.~1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

We explained the meaning to them and also how to correctly pronounce it. They repeated it over and over trying to get it down correctly but their mouths wouldn't cooperate. One of the older kids must have been paying close attention because she said, "Hey, listen to what their saying!! Obama-Nation! Could the meaning of abomination and our Obama-Nation have any similarities?


Anonymous said...

LOL! I shouldn't laugh, but one cannot escape the similarities between the two words.

I have a feeling that your younger children are never going to forget this word now! :)


-Lady Rose

Kaydee and Emma said...

Haha, that was me!