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#75717 - 07/25/02 06:31 AM Less is More
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a sort of inflation of adjectives

That's a beautiful way of putting it, Alex. So true.

Open challenge: can anyone produce a pithy little word (and no taking the pith) that has the above definition?

three sizes of soft drink: large, extra-large and super-size
Haven't seen that yet, but there's definitely no such thing as a "Small" Coke. It would be Regular. No doubt that term will at some stage be considered too nondescript and colourless.








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#75718 - 07/25/02 06:38 AM Re: Less is More
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Open challenge: can anyone produce a pithy little word (and no taking the pith) that has the above definition?

Composition Less is more.

Edit: wrong definition.

a sort of inflation of adjectives

Marketing

Would Hyperbole also be acceptable?

Edit again:

Hyperbollocks

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#75719 - 07/25/02 06:43 AM Re: Less is More
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Shona, I had to put this! I looked in my thesaurus under 'exaggeration', and found: fish story!


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#75720 - 07/25/02 07:29 AM Re: Less is More
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Jackie, are you trying to tell us that he's really only a fishonascooter?


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#75721 - 07/25/02 08:42 AM Re: Less is More
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Rhuby, I think I'll let him answer that one!


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#75722 - 07/25/02 11:05 AM Re: Less is More
FishonaBike Offline
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>a sort of inflation of adjectives?
Hyperbollocks




sooooooooooooo good!


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#75723 - 07/25/02 11:29 AM fishonabike's story
FishonaBike Offline
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'exaggeration', and found: fish story



Could be a response to those lines (which I just found quote Sun Ra, whoever he is):

"I'm not a part of history - his story,
I'm more a part of the mystery, which is my story.
What's your story?"

"A fish story!"

Quite appropriate here actually, Jackie, 'cos fish stories would I think relate to the size of things. Like Coke cups, I mean .

A fishonabike story would perhaps be a dramatic exaggeration that sounds wholly convincing when first heard, but on further consideration makes no sense at all. You return to the scene of the "crime" only to find that the storyteller has disappeared, your last bottle of bourbon has mysteriously emptied itself, and there's no fish-food left in the cupboards.



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#75724 - 07/25/02 11:33 AM Re: Less is More
FishonaBike Offline
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he's really only a fishonascooter?

Harumph - a scooter's not much better than perambulation.

fishonatrike is more like it.



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#75725 - 07/25/02 01:09 PM Re: Less is More
Sparteye Offline
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Hmph. Probably not even really a fish. Plankton on a trike, perhaps.


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#75726 - 07/25/02 01:38 PM Re: Less is More
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Less is more?

Cellonatrike

Oh, and to avoid confusion with the instrument, perhaps cellsonatrike would work better, but I like cellonatrike, take your pick of pronunciation.

Dub-Dub


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