In this episode, Amy asks many rhetorical questions of “hyperbole” and Ryan tries to avoid insubstantial insults with “slight“.

Also, if anyone reading this knows how we can get in touch with Nicolas Cage, let us know. This is a guest episode that *NEEDS* to happen.

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2 comments on Episode 84: Slight Hyperbole

  1. Ann Young says:

    Thanks to Amy for providing a phrase that accurately describes the feeling that many of us in the USA have been feeling for the last four years. “horrified car crash viewing”. And it ain’t over yet.

  2. Patrick Paulsen says:

    The word ‘parable’ is pretty much the same thing Para + bole = ‘to throw alongside”

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