Sunday, January 17, 2010

S'more Word Play: TOP 11 MOST HIDEOUS HYPERBOLES

















1. Boston tea party
2. Jaw breaker3. Ball-buster4. King crab5. Scared sh*tless
6. Pepper spray
7. Laugh my ass off
8. Abstract art
9. Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth
10. Operation Enduring Freedom*
11. Former *President Bush’s name for the War in Afghanistan
What would you add to this list, dear blogger friend?

13 comments:

  1. flea market... I am sure the fleas are there somewhere but I am not in the market for 'em

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  2. Scared shitless was a pretty good one if you ask me! Got my vote on that!

    Oh, and I'm with you for #11...definitely

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  3. Erm...I have to confess my ignorance, I don't know what a hyperbole is, I'm off to look it up...

    Kitty x

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  4. Innocent Bystander.
    Pretzel Logic
    Artificial Intelligence
    Tax Cut
    Group Hug

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  5. Yes, Lisa Marie, I always wondered why they call it a flea market!
    Thanks Sarah.
    No worries, Kitty, I had to look it up to be sure I wasn't using it inappropriately.
    Good additions, especially the Tax Cut, KW!
    Thanks,
    Robyn

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  6. What's a hyperbole? Is it a really huge salad?

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  7. Got it! The curve of intersection between a right circular conical surface and a plane that cuts through both halves of the cone.

    Oh hang on that's a hyperbola. Bugger.

    Working on it

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  8. Oh I am voting for scared shitless - good list!

    Kate xx

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  9. Ubes, it's a curly wurly between a right circular conical surface and some antique gum.

    Thanks Kate.

    Have a hyperbolic happy day.
    Robyn

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  10. Abstract Art gets my vote! How can it be abstract and art at the same time?
    I hate Abstract Art!

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  11. Scared shitless is also another very good one!

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  12. Alice, yes, I HATE abstract art..and the fact that some people need not work because they "create" it. !!!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  13. Abstract art? Are you implying that if it's abstract it ain't art? Certainly it can be and has been a convenient vehicle for charlatans, but what about Kandinsky? Or Mondrian? Or Jackson Pollock?

    This phrase is well overdone: "global village".

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