miso-, mis-, -misia
(Greek: hate, hater, hatred; disgust for; revulsion of; contempt for; abhorrence of)
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.
Even pets; such as, dogs or cats, will attack strangers because such people are despised and not welcome.
The scenes above represent an actual attack by a cat upon a postwoman in Germany in early 2002; because, whenever she tried to deliver a man's mail the cat would jump out and bite and claw her.
The owner of the misoxenist had to pick up his mail at a neighborhood bar because he refused to restrict the freedom of his cat to come and go whenever it wanted to do so.
According to some surveys, the primary name that nomomisists dislike the most is Nevaeh, which is "heaven" spelled backward; objections include "look, sound" and its "origin".