What Are Euphemisms And Hyperboles?

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  • 1. 

    Define euphemismType response below

  • 2. 

    Define hyperboles

  • 3. 

    Which one of these is a euphemism?

    • A.

      A piece of cake

    • B.

      I am so hungry I could eat a horse

    • C.

      Collateral damage

    • D.

      As busy as a bee

    Correct Answer
    C. Collateral damage
    Explanation
    Collateral damage is a euphemism because it is a term used to soften the harsh reality of unintended harm or destruction caused during military operations. It refers to the unintentional damage or casualties inflicted on civilians or non-targeted areas. By using this term, it downplays the severity of the situation and makes it sound less harmful or intentional.

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  • 4. 

    Why do we use hyperboles?

    • A.

      Funny

    • B.

      Sounds cool

    • C.

      Exaggeration

    • D.

      Attracts attention

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Funny
    C. Exaggeration
    D. Attracts attention
    Explanation
    Hyperboles are used for various reasons. One reason is to add humor to a statement or situation, as exaggeration can often lead to comedic effect. Additionally, hyperboles can make a statement more interesting or engaging by adding emphasis or intensity to it, attracting the attention of the listener or reader. Therefore, the use of hyperboles serves the purposes of being funny, exaggerating for effect, and capturing the attention of the audience.

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  • 5. 

    Tick which is a euphemism

    • A.

      They ran like greased lightning

    • B.

      Vertically-challenged

    • C.

      Time is a thief

    • D.

      Kick the bucket

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Vertically-challenged
    D. Kick the bucket
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Vertically-challenged" and "Kick the bucket". These phrases are both euphemisms, which means they are used to replace harsh or unpleasant words or phrases with milder or more polite ones. "Vertically-challenged" is a euphemism for being short or of small stature, while "Kick the bucket" is a euphemism for dying.

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  • 6. 

    Below is a euphemism.True or false?My temperature was a million degrees on Monday. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is a euphemism, which means that it is using exaggerated language to convey a meaning that is not literally true. Saying "My temperature was a million degrees on Monday" is an exaggerated way of saying that the person had a very high fever. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as the statement is not literally true.

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  • 7. 

    Which one is the hyperbole?

    • A.

      My backpack weighs a ton

    • B.

      Ethan and Murray have a few screws loose

    • C.

      I'm going to have to let you go.

    • D.

      Roller coaster of emotions

    Correct Answer
    A. My backpack weighs a ton
    Explanation
    The phrase "My backpack weighs a ton" is an example of hyperbole because it exaggerates the weight of the backpack to emphasize how heavy it is. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this case, the speaker is not stating the literal weight of the backpack, but rather using hyperbole to convey that it is very heavy.

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  • 8. 

    Below is a hyperbole. True or falseShe is so dumb, she thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is a hyperbole, which is an exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally. In this case, the statement suggests that the person mentioned is extremely unintelligent, to the point where they believe Taco Bell, a fast-food chain, is a Mexican phone company. The answer "True" indicates that the statement is indeed a hyperbole.

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  • 9. 

    Which ones are NOT hyperboles?

    • A.

      Negative patient outcome

    • B.

      Domestic engineer

    • C.

      It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing jackets

    • D.

      Between jobs

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Negative patient outcome
    D. Between jobs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Negative patient outcome" and "Between jobs" because they are not hyperboles. "Negative patient outcome" is a straightforward statement describing a negative result in a medical context, and "Between jobs" simply means being unemployed without any exaggeration. On the other hand, "Domestic engineer" is a hyperbole because it exaggerates the role of a homemaker, and "It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing jackets" is a hyperbole because it exaggerates the extreme coldness by implying that even polar bears need jackets.

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