Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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RE: love it?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 07:54 UTC in reply to "love it? "
Thom_Holwerda
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I don't love it at all. Now why should I be wrong?


*facepalm*

No, you're not wrong. I was employing the style figure known as the "hyperbole". It is a rather common literary device that is easy to spot, and is often also used to evoke a comical effect.

"Hyperbole (pronounced /haɪˈpɜrbəli/, from ancient Greek ὑπερβολή 'exaggeration') is a rhetorical device in which statements are exaggerated. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally."

All people who did not grasp this was a hyperbole are idiots. AND THAT'S A HYPERBOLE TOO.

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