I've just set up an organisation called Hyperbole Anonymous or HA! for short.
The objective is to help victims afflicted by excessive overstatement,
inappropriate hyperbole and overblown claims. Hyperbole can affect lives
by making people look and sound ridiculous, damaging both their
business and personal relationships. In some parts of the world, it is already endemic,
and the aim of HA! is to stop it spreading further.
The signs of early-onset hyperbole are easy to spot. If you notice
anyone using certain phrases, try to calm them down with a cup of sugary
tea while persuading them to seek help.
Some of the tell-tale phrases are:
"It was awesome..."
"I'm the country's leading practitioner of...."
"You can be anything you can dream...."
"This is the most unbelievable offer ever...
"Make millions working at home in four hours a week...."
Fortunately, there is a cure. I am able to offer free coaching and
therapy sessions for a small number of individuals. The sessions are
brief but effective, and use the technique of slaps in the face with a
large wet fish every time hyperbole is used. A few sessions usually sort
If you, or anyone you know, is suffering from this debilitating ailment, don't hesitate to get in touch.