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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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'P8 palay price not an exaggeration' !-- -- (Philstar.com) - September 3, 2019 - 7:42pm MANILA, Philippines Complaints from farmers' groups that the prices of palay (unhusked rice) have fallen to as low as P8 per kilo since the enactment of a law allowing unrestricted importation of rice were not exaggerated, former Agrarian Reform SecretaryRafael Mariano said Tuesday.
('This is what I can say at this point, may konting totoo dyan pero karamihan ho dyan (There are some snippets of truth there but most of them are) exaggerations, distortions and lies.')
He aspired to see Hamas dramatically modify the balance of forces on the ground amid what he termed as "mere Israeli exaggerations of launching an all-out land assault." The deputy urged Hamas to upkeep its sustained barrage of rocket attacks against Israel since "Hamas's arsenals are full of them and especially that Iran is willing to upgrade Hamas's available rocket stockpile" He vowed never to let oppositionists hold power monopoly again with dialogue providing the only outlet to the present crisis.
The source called upon the media to quit propaganda and exaggeration
After reading online, the opinion pages of The New York Times, where its Op-Ed writer-journalist Nicholas Kristof, who is in Bahrain covering the protests, is painting all things gory and terrible to the world outside, I cannot but write this strong opinion of mine, against his exaggerations.
As the notion of 'gesture' indicates, art is an ever-present potential for the philosophy of exaggeration. This means that, in contradistinction to traditional aesthetics, art is understood here in terms of particular artistic forms only to the extent that these practices are exaggerations, rather than realizations, of art's potential.
China's food safety problems are partly a result of misunderstandings brought about by exaggerations in media reports, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
There are, however, some significant errors, omissions and exaggerations in the document.
Alas, even the distortions and exaggerations used to build the case for war in Iraq are hardly unprecedented.
Marcus Winters nicely nails the empirical and conceptual fallacies in Jonathan Kozol's tiresome jihads against the alleged institutional racism causing the unequal funding of schools ("Savage Exaggerations: Worshiping the Cosmology of Jonathan Kozol," check the facts, Spring 2006).
Brian Lukacher's book is the first monograph on Gandy and the author explains with trepidation that 'first monographs are an inherently flawed and fragile scholarly medium' because everyone will inevitably be anxious to correct mistakes and exaggerations. He need not be so modest.
I appreciate that S&T noted the exaggerations. Unfortunately, I've seen these pictures in other publications, but without the notation.