Husband’s Hyperbole

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.





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