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A Sunday Question More Fun Than A Barrel With A Single, Lonely Monkey In It!

May 5, 2013

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So the other day I was explaining hyperbole to someone.  I said, “For example, ‘I will love you ‘til the seas run dry.’ Gross overstatement for effect.”  The person said, “Oh, of course – because of the prefix ‘hyper.’” And said that I supposed then you could also use hypobole – gross understatement for effect.  […]

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