Hyperbole

Hyperbole: extreme exaggeration of overstatement.

Hyperbole derives from the Greek ὑπέρ: above and βάλλειν: to throw.

A figure of speech which express much more, or much less than the truth, or which represents things much more or much less, much better or worse than they really are.

If you think your team is the most amazing group of humans to walk the planet, you are likely guilty of hyperbole.

Here are of the all-time greatest examples of hyperbole:

  • Your backpack weighs a ton!
  • I am so hungry I could eat a horse!
  • Hyperbole is probably the greatest thing on earth!
  • I am going to die if you don’t stop using hyperbole!

Can you think of some?  Send them to me!  I am dying to hear what you have to say!