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Subject:Re: antonym for hyperbole From:Stephen Victor <svictor -at- LGC -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 5 Jun 1996 15:17:51 -0500
> >London Times style
> >and I'm sure I'll think of the best one just after I've sent this...
> The catch is, "hyperbole" refers specifically to an *intentionally
> obvious* exaggeration ("if I've told you once, I've told you a million
> times, DON'T EXAGGERATE!") Seems to me that a suitable antonym should
> be equally obvious.
Not to mention that hyperbole is a noun, and every item on that list,
with the exception of "London Times style," is an adjective. I might
have unusually high standards, but shouldn't a writer know the
difference? For that matter, shouldn't a writer know how to use a
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