Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thesaurus Thursday: "Hyperbole."

Hi all!  Today's word is one of my favorite words in the English language: hyperbole (n.), the use of exaggeration for emphasis or effect.

Instead of giving a sentence, I'm going to give a couple examples of hyperbole.

A dog "as big as a house"
(Clifford doesn't count.)
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Hey!  Play fair.

"Sky-high high heels"
(Such shoes would be highly impractical.)

"Eternally" optimistic 
(If you know someone who is truly always optimistic, I want to meet that person!)

"Total silence" met the announcement 
(People are always making some amount of noise.  Breathing, for example.)

The next post will be up this weekend.  It was supposed to be a post on an October theme, but remember me saying that fall and winter get crazy?  Yeah... that has already started!  I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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