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:


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

Hyperbole- exaggeration for heightened effect or humor:


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: