Friday, May 13, 2011

I Want to MARRY Hyperbolic Statements

Jesus utilized hyperboles to emphasize a point.  I love hyperbole. defines Hyperbole as:
  1. obvious and intentional exaggeration;
  2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
Last night, I went to the local store (think large, massive, discounted, and from Arkansas) to get a few things for my lovely wife.  She wanted me to get one of those hard covered ice pack things to put into a lunch bag.  I figured it would be in all of the kitchen stuff.  After wondering around, dressed like a person of the store, I could not find one anywhere.  I texted my wife stating, "I'm going to burn this place down!"  She told me to ask someone, but the only people I could find were stock people pushing large amounts of discounted goods down the aisles.  Finally I found a lady, she looked at me like I was an idiot (maybe because of how I was dressed),  and she told me that the ice packs were in Sporting Goods.  Duh!...?

So, as you can see, I was not literally going to be an arsonist, but was using one of our favorite hyperbolic phrases.  

What hyperbolic phrases do you use ALL of the time?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I use 'i'm gonna slit my wrists'