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Hyperbole (and the people abusing it)

Browsing the Knot boards today, it really struck me that people are abusing hyperbole and are just generally overdramatic. Maybe it's just a tactic to make people read their threads.

I've seen things like:
"HELP! Bridesmaid dress nightmare!" - trying to find purple chiffon dresses
"Bachelorette Party Dilema [sic]" - friends can't go to Vegas
"MAID OF HORROR" - MOH not doing the bride's bidding

These threads never live up to their titles. I keep expecting something really awful, but they're just mundane problems.

I'm also really sick of the word "tacky." It's become a total catch-all.

Re: Hyperbole (and the people abusing it)

  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    edited December 2011
    How To Be A Bridezilla:

    1. Become an expert on hyperbole
    2. Use it AT ALL TIMES
    3. It's YOUR DAY.
    4. Anyone who doesn't understand that, IS OUT OF YOUR WEDDING.
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  • edited December 2011
    i totally understand. more than anything, i'm just disappointed that they don't live up to their hype.

  • calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    I like browsing "Moms & Maids" once in awhile just to feel grateful for the people in my life.  And for the fact that my parents taught me better than to expect my friends to be my slaves for the 12 months before I get married.

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  • SassyFlatsSassyFlats member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_hyperbole-people-abusing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:274d4c5d-9836-4a23-9ef3-f3281c4e555bPost:ba153f8c-7f8f-40c5-8903-7bbfa7bf64d4">Hyperbole (and the people abusing it)</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm also really sick of the word "tacky." It's become a total catch-all.
    Posted by leia1979[/QUOTE]

    Tacky is <em>so</em> 1999. I prefer klassy.
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  • bethsmilesbethsmiles Denver, CO member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_hyperbole-people-abusing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:274d4c5d-9836-4a23-9ef3-f3281c4e555bPost:e13dd232-d18e-4175-9779-4494b8803b1a">Re: Hyperbole (and the people abusing it)</a>:
    [QUOTE]I like browsing "Moms & Maids" once in awhile just to feel grateful for the people in my life.  And for the fact that my parents taught me better than to expect my friends to be my slaves for the 12 months before I get married.
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]

    But cate didn't you know that your friends are just props in your life that don't have lives of their own and whose sole purpose is to make you happy? <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-undecided.gif" border="0" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" />

    I don't know how some of these girls have friends.


  • calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_hyperbole-people-abusing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:274d4c5d-9836-4a23-9ef3-f3281c4e555bPost:d341dd3a-2f1e-4029-889a-6ef72fd4f8f9">Re: Hyperbole (and the people abusing it)</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hyperbole (and the people abusing it) : But cate didn't you know that your friends are just props in your life that don't have lives of their own and whose sole purpose is to make you happy? I don't know how some of these girls have friends.
    Posted by bethsmiles[/QUOTE]

    Because their "friends" are just as shallow and self-involved as they are, so they have petty little fights and then get over it because they don't know who else to call up to go shopping the following weekend.

    And then when the bridezilla's friends get engaged, they then come on here and post about how awful the former-bridezilla is slacking as a bridesmaid because she wouldn't spend 6 hours gluing rhinestones around the edges of all the escort cards, so maybe they should just ask them to step down as a bridesmaid.

    Hilarious... it's better than a soap opera!

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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the soap operas that go on around here.  I shared the Puerto Rico drama with my BFF, and she looked at me and said "You expect that and I will punch you in the babymaker"

    You just can't make most of this crap up.  Someone should write a book.
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