+153 Over-exaggeration is an over-exaggeration of the meaning of exaggeration, amirite?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Dang, bud. You got me there.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Words lose weight over time and we start emphasizing them. Centuries ago, "catastrophe" meant something really, really bad, like an earthquake. Nowadays we use "catastrophe" to mean any sort of messy situation. That's just how language evolves.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Different people choose to use words in different ways. Yes, language evolves, but there's no need to use nonsense words like "over-exaggeration". It's meaningless and stupid.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I'm not going to argue you on this, but I suggest you read up on the etymology of _above_. Such a simple word, and yet it's built on redundance upon redundance.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I may or may not look that up. "Above" has five letters and two syllables, so it can't be as ridiculous as "over exaggeration"

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Yeah, you'd think.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

An under-exaggerated observation.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

It's a very stupid word.

by Anonymous 8 months ago