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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sauteed Mushrooms Are Like Hyperbole

Sauteed mushrooms are tasty. I mean, who came up with the idea of adding butter to fungus to make a delectable side dish? And you can add other things too!

Good: Mushrooms and butter.

Better: Mushrooms, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic.

Best: Mushrooms, butter, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh chives, and white wine.

Yum! Wine really can make anything taste better. Like hyperbole. I love a sentence of hyperbole on the page. It's really my favorite thing to write- I do a whole edit just to find spots to insert hyperbole.

Good: She glared at him. (Okay, maybe not a good sentence, but nothing wrong per se.)

Better: She gave him a withering glare. (Working in the right direction, but still not there yet.)

Best: Her glare could have obliterated every village in Egypt.

Ahhh... Just right!



I love mushrooms! Yum!

Amalia T. said...

I love the Hyperboles you use in your book.

I do not love my Hyperboles so much. :P

Also, I definitely love sauteed mushrooms. mmm.

Jemi Fraser said...

Mushrooms are some of my favourite things :)

Love your examples!

Taryn Tyler said...

Ah, you're making my mouth water. I adore mushrooms.

L. T. Host said...

It's 9AM and I'm hungry.


Lola Sharp said...


*off to the kitchen*

Happy Monday,

Tamika: said...

Great examples! I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms, but I loved your hyberboles:)

Caroline Tung Richmond said...

Oh, I'm totally loving this analogy! :o)

And you're makin' me hungry for some sauteed mushrooms!

Mark Noce said...

Maybe a post on books that use hyperbolye...and mushrooms too of course:)

Belle said...

Now I'm really feeling hungry!

Just Another Sarah said...

Sauteed mushrooms are fantastic! And so is good hyperbole. I just like to say the word, honestly. I liked your last example!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love sauteed mushrooms and I love this post! Woo-hoo, Stephanie. :-)