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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:12 AM
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Hyperbole: If you and another person...
were strongly attracted to each other, but the other told you he/she had a communicable fatal disease, would you still go out with them/marry them/do whatever with them?

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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:14 AM
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1. no. next question?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:15 AM
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2. What's Hyperbole about this?
People face just this sort of decision each and every day.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:17 AM
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3. yes, i've made this very decision 3 times just last week!
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:25 AM
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4. Hyperbole? Ummm I don't think so...
Hyperbole means to use a figure of speech that is an evident exaggeration.

e.g. I have a 24" unit.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:38 AM
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9. To me it's hyperbole.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 09:42 AM by HypnoToad
It depends on your point of view...

But I should have said hypothetical... and I thought of using 'hypothetical', but - personally - 'hyperbole' seemed better. I'll explain one day... Okay, I will explain. It's hyperbole because I'm always treated by people as if I don't exist. It's also hyperbole that I'd ever get into a situation where someone would like me enough to ask me out. I would be exagerating if I thought I was worthy.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:34 AM
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5. Yes
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:35 AM
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6. Yes
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:37 AM
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7. That isn't Hyperbole
That is Hypothetical.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:44 AM
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10. See post 9... it explains my justification.
I'd written a response that said the same thing and then edited it to explain why my use of the use "hyperbole" is justified. I still think it is.

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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:38 AM
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8. Hyperbole...
...is when Senators say we don't want the smoking gun to come in the form of a mushroom cloud. I think you're thinking of hypothetical. And I'd have to answer yes. I would be with my husband no matter what.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:51 AM
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11. No
I don't want to catch the fatal disesase. I don't wouldn't want to make someone the main focus of my life if I knew that they wouldn't be around much longer. It is not to say that I wouldn't still be their friend. I also wouldn't dump someone who I already had a strong relationship with because that's really horrible when people do that to spouses or long time partners. If it were someone who I was just getting to know though, there are other people out there who don't have communicable fatal diseases.
In your case, depression is not usually communicable or fatal if that's what you are talking about.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:56 AM
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12. I'm glad you started this thread and not me.
I've been considering this question myself. I don't have a communicable disease but at the rate my diabetes and kidneys are going and with the lack of care here, I don't expect to be around within the next five years.

I really don't want to even ask someone out for fear that I may die in my sleep laying next to someone. Would it be selfish for me to want a relationship at this point? That's what I'm pondering.
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:04 PM
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13. nooooo...
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