• Hyperbole commented on the post, dwell 5 years, 1 month ago

    For some reason this word made me think of Hobbits, specifically of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in Bagend with a bunch of dwarves singing (which is the best part of the commercial so I guess I can deal with […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, pits 5 years, 2 months ago

    From a distance they looked like pock marks in the green grass, mimicking the texture of the moon’s surface. When they got closer, however, they could look down into the pits–as deep as a man was tall–and see […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, pour 5 years, 2 months ago

    When it rains it pours. It pours out the sky and the sharp little stars and the cold moonlight. And then it pours out the smothering clouds and angry sun. Right on your head.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, straw 5 years, 2 months ago

    In the romantic, old-fashioned novels there was always sweet smelling straw. It gave comfort from the rain and offered shelter to wandering lovers. Ava had tried laying in the straw in the barn once and imagined […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, brief 5 years, 2 months ago

    I’ll make this brief: A briefcase holds briefs for lawyers who wear briefs under their suits.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, switching 5 years, 2 months ago

    I’m reading The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (Analysis of Books 1-4) and there is some interesting discussion of switching spells. Unfortunately, as this Guide was written and […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, racket 5 years, 2 months ago

    This is why I stopped using this site for seven months. Every time I logged on I got weird words that I didn’t really associate with anything in particular and spent the first half of my precious minute trying to […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, nest 5 years, 2 months ago

    Humans are animals too. Some build nests. They fly away and come back and snuggle up at night. Some build burrows and sleep in great piles surrounded by others’ breathing. I sleep in my own cave. And when the sun […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, chat 5 years, 2 months ago

    Internet chat has ruined communication. It’s so easy to conceal things when you have time to plan your entire response, not to mention decide how you’re going to spell each word and whether or not you will use […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, jelly 5 years, 2 months ago

    I’ve always wanted to touch a jellyfish, but I’m really nervous around things that shock you. Once I touched some wiring behind a lightswitch and felt the charge up my whole arm. Plus most of the jellyfish I’ve […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, emptying 5 years, 2 months ago

    She went down to where the great river emptied into the sea and looked out over the water. She knew that, for a full mile out into the rippling ocean, the river made the sea freshwater. And then the saltwater […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, profound 5 years, 9 months ago

    I expect a lot of myself. Even though it’s 1:41AM and I’ve been working through Student Government documents for a couple hours, I still expect myself to produce something profound in the 60 seconds provided to write on any given word. Silly me.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, epiphany 5 years, 9 months ago

    Ha ha, did you know James Joyce coined the word epiphany in the context that we use today? His character Stephen Daedalus has epiphanies like his life depends on it. He’s also an artist and a teenage boy (Stephen, not Joyce) which makes him appear just a little ridiculous. I loved Portrait of the Artist […]

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, trade 5 years, 11 months ago

    Let’s make a trade. You give me your bad and I’ll give you my good and the world will be a simpler place with much less to go on about. C’mon, give it here. I’m perfectly willing to be the evil one.

  • That’s such a long word to type. If you don’t have typing training, it could very well take you your whole minute to type “distinguished” and spell check it. Talk about exclusion.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, secretary 5 years, 11 months ago

    I was brainwashed as a kid by a single statement. Someone explained a woman’s enormously broad and jiggling backside as a consequence of being a secretary – I’ve had a negative reaction to the word ever since.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, force 5 years, 12 months ago

    Fairfarren, Agent Gibbs. May the force be around you.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, umbrella 5 years, 12 months ago

    I stand in the rain with my umbrella closed. Then I feel like I’m melting, which is pretty cool. I don’t know why I even own an umbrella.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, sinking 5 years, 12 months ago

    I can’t believe they’d sink that low, but, then again, why would you ever trust someone you cannot see? Why would you ever take a website at its word without reading the fine print? I guess that makes me gullible. And all it makes them is “business savvy”.

  • Hyperbole commented on the post, transport 6 years ago

    Our thoughts were on wading as we started in – plunging forward without even pausing to draw breath – so when we surfaced, desperate for air, transported into the very middle of very deep things, and wanted to go back, we had no idea where to begin. Our thoughts were still on wading; it took […]