Exaggeration


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Exaggeration

Bunyon, Paul
legendary giant, hero of tall tales of the logging camps. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyon]
Jenkins’ ear
trivial cause of a great quarrel. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 336]
Münchhausen, Baron von
(1720–1797) soldier, adventurer, and teller of tall tales. [Ger. Hist.: EB, VII: 99]
Madison Avenue
New York street; home of advertising companies. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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This claim was not substantiated and is misleading by exaggeration," it said.
Satires, from the world over, are often used to expose and criticize corrupt politicians and establishments, not by saying it directly but by making a joke out of them-at times impersonating them to the point of exaggeration (like in parodies), or even in a form of stand up comedy (like those 'Late Night' TV shows in the U.
Now that the holy month of Ramadan is coming, the ministry will set a plan to adjust the prices of goods in coordination with the Federation of Cooperative Societies to determine prices, provide all supplier goods and prevent monopolization and price exaggeration growth," Al-Enezi concluded.
The important part of the caricature process is the exaggeration work which magnifies the specified features.
Extreme environment; how environmental exaggeration harms emerging economies.
But I have to denounce the extreme exaggeration he is resorting to, in posting his views on happenings in Bahrain.
A day earlier Peter Szijjarto, spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said it's not "an exaggeration at all" to speculate that the nation may be unable to pay its debt.
I don't mean just marketing hyperbole, but fundamentally misleading and shameless exaggeration.
Kaka's spokesman Diogo Kotscho said: "It's an exaggeration what they are saying in England that most a done deal and it's an exaggeration that Kaka has rejected the offer.
Such sectarian groups, he said, use fear and exaggeration of facts to serve their own political calculations.
What is exaggerated in this cartoon, and what message does the exaggeration convey?