the best you’ve ever had

“H is for Hyperbole

I’m a man of sophisticated charm
no woman can resist my strong arm
I flash my wicked smile
baby this will take awhile
allow me to lay on the smarm

The Daily Post prompt

Noun: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. ORIGIN late Middle English: via Latin from Greek huperbolฤ“ (see hyperbola.

5 thoughts on “the best you’ve ever had

  1. I loved this, especially the use of “smarm”. I grew up hearing that word almost every day!
    As always your italicised explanation was fascinating. I studied Late Middle English for my degree! (along with Early Middle and Old English, both of which are equally wonderful and enthralling. My recommendation is to seek out the Lais of Marie de France. The Breton lais are superb pieces of 12th century poetry.)

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    • I added the definition because hyperbole is used mainly in the negative these days. ‘It’s not hyperbole to say she was talented.’ As for smarm, it’s a British word but one I learned when young. I used to read the dictionary when I was bored. ๐Ÿ™‚

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