Sunday 3 April 2016

Hyperbole, Overstatement, Catastrophising 7

Wages of sin

Scruffy refugees from a war in Syria ruined my holiday in Kos. (Daily Mail, May 2015, paraphrase)

Self-service checkouts are “ruining Britain”. (Daily Mail)

The insane popularity of skimmed milk is a good metaphor for our deluded civilisation. (Peter Hitchens)

The Tbilisi Zoo was “founded on sin”, said Ilia II, the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church,  which is why large animals escaped after floods and roamed the city. He claimed that Georgian churches were robbed during Communist times and the dosh was used to build the zoo.

Fox psychiatrist blames transgender people for white woman who pretended to be black (June 2015)

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. (Donald Trump)

What is this crazy world coming to? (Complainer about parents being charged for parking offences outside schools, or for taking their kids on holiday in term time)

Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil'. (Pope Francis)

Sinead O'Connor declares 'music is dead' after Rolling Stone puts Kim Kardashian on cover (Indy 2015-07-16)

Taking pictures is literally demeaning and counterintuitive, it's illusory and rids peoples life of happiness. (Youtube commenter)

‏ It should be a hate crime to wear Crocs in public. (@VanDerWhat)

Political correctness is a vicious tyranny! (Stalin's rule of Russia was a vicious tyranny, political correctness is mainly being considerate and polite.)

Equal numbers of male and female judges could inflict “appalling consequences” on the quality of British justice, says Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption. He claims it’s “rubbish” to say that the law is run by an “old boys’ network”. (Daily Telegraph Sept 2015)

Eastern Europeans have taken over Britain! (Graffiti. There are some Eastern Europeans here. When they’re all in government and running the country, and have replaced the Queen with King Andrzej, then you can say they’ve taken over.)

More here, and links to the rest.

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