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Hyperbole (pronounced /haɪˈpɜrbəliː/ hye-PER-bə-lee) comes from ancient Greek "ὑπερβολή" (meaning excess or exaggeration) and is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is rarely meant to be taken literally.
Plus, crying wolf at every turn gets a little boring after a while.
Originally posted by badmedia
Hold up, there is nothing wrong with hyperbole correctly. It is generally an exaggeration in order to make a point.
"If we're going to start crucifying people for hyperbole in this society, there's going to be a long line. If I were writing a diet book, I wouldn't say, 'It's going to take a lot of work and it'll be a pain in the butt.' I'd say, 'Thin thighs in 30 days!'" *
Originally posted by whaaa
But I agree that a lot of Headers on ATS are "out there"
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Hyperbole will be the end of ATS and the world as we know it.
Originally posted by fraterormus
I agree that there should be less hyperbole on ATS, especially. However, the realist in me knows that such will never come to be.