How many times have you heard: "Ew, I hate cats"? Or, "Truly, I can't stand children".
Really cynic? You abhor small furry animals that just relax on the backs of couches and purr when you pet their backs?
And you who hates children. Have you ever seen "Kids Say the Darndest Things"?
I won't lie. I have worsened my feelings for something that I honestly didn't mind in front of a small crowd. But why do we, as humans, feel the need to do this? I believe I "hated feet" for a while, when really, if there was a friends foot resting next to me it didn't bother me any more than it would if there was a daisy on the cushion next to me.
If I had to give my "professional" opinion, I believe that people claim to have slightly stronger feelings for objects they are quite ambivalent about to have the attention on them for at least one minute longer. Human nature alerts us that if we admit a small quirk about ourselves, we may be discussed by our peers. I found this to be quite the case in the 2008 elections. Many of my friends suddenly became democrats. Who knew?
Hm. Gosh, I sure do hate chocolate.