HYPERBOLE: language that describes something as better or worse than it really is
Over dinner the other night, Husband shared that he had completed a large, complex document at work.
This is a noteworthy accomplishment and I was prepared to celebrate accordingly until…
…he said he felt like he had just delivered a baby.
Did those carefully worded goals and policies inflict waves of pain that increased in frequency and intensity as the word-smithing continued?
Did the hunt for typos cause his pupils to enlarge incrementally to 10 centimeters?
Was the document printed from a hole in his body that would never be the same?
The only thing like childbirth is childbirth.
Hours of typing on a computer should never be compared to the pain of childbirth.