Language Quirks


Pun- a play on words using differently defined, yet similar sounding words:

Praise the Lowered clothing





blood is the new black





Parada Creations



Mimicking the artist Banksy









Idiom- an expression that cannot be translated literally by its component parts:


Elsita





Oxymoron (Greek for "sharp-dull")- a contradictory combination of words:






Hyperbole- exaggeration for heightened effect or humor:


Ingridesign






Not funny to insult one's sex and socioeconomic class.




Understatement- hyperbole's cousin! A figure of speech making the subject smaller and less important. Like hyperbole, it is for effect and/or humor.








Ambiguity- having more than one meaning, leading to uncertainty of the statement's intended significance: