Thursday, March 3, 2011


Okay. I've already gotten in trouble about the last post.

 Just to clarify:

The statement, "I can't even remember the last time I had fun" was an example of the literary device known as hyperbole.

Hyperbole (pronounced /haɪˈpɜrbəliː/ hy-PUR-bə-lee[1]; from ancient Greek ὑπερβολή 'exaggeration') is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

In reality, I've had far more fun in my life than I deserve. Actually, I've even had some major fun within the last month. I don't want to be misinterpreted as ungrateful for my many, many blessings.

I hope and pray that the majority of my long-term readers "get me" and my tongue-in-cheek writing style by now. 

As always, please forgive if I offend.


Laurel said...

I long ago embraced hyperbolic vernacular as quintessentially Southern.

"I just wanted to crawl under a rock and DIE!" (Okay, who really wants to die just because they ran into an ex at the Safeway before they got their manicure repaired?)

Kim said...


Really. When can we get together?

Kim said...

Hi Kim,

I'm always surprised when you are apologizing for something - in fact I have to go back and read what you wrote to see what may have been offensive :) I have never seen anything that offends, just words that speak the truth, uplift, and say what many are thinking but afraid to say out loud.

Your sensitivity is what makes you so important in the role you play - both to your family and to us as a brilliant writer.

Keep smiling and remember that your writing inspires daily. What better purpose could one hope for? Blessings,

Laurel said...

Send up a signal next time your in GA. Or AL. I'm squatting right on the border!