Noun: hyperbole; plural noun: hyperboles
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
“he vowed revenge with oaths and hyperboles”
Exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, amplification, embroidery, embellishment, overplaying, excess, overkill;
Below is a promo piece from Joburg org. It says something, and has a message – but we’re not sure what it is exactly.
“Slightest touch” Do they mean lightest touch?
“Staff of Scientology bring off miracles”. Huh?
“These miracles, big or small are peoples lives”. Is this a reference to the size of the miracle or the person’s life?
“The work a staff member does to bring Scientologists together in a volunteer force….” What exactly, does this mean? Considering the heavy regging tactics and lengths recruiters go to in order to get people to join staff, this can hardly be considered voluntary. As is the severe pressure brought down on staff to get their stats up and produce “miracles” with little to no resources and very little pay. No-one in their right mind volunteers to do this. Volunteers are not screamed at, pressurised and sent to ethics for SRA handlings when they step out of line or don’t perform. Volunteers don’t sign long contracts giving them no rights and then, if broken, they are lumped with hefty freeloader bills, lowered ethics conditions, shunning and in extreme cases, an SP declare.
The tag line at the bottom is interesting “Real help. Real people. Building a future.” Someone has been watching a lot of banking TV ads. Today, Tomorrow, Together. Or Simpler Better Faster – etc.
But enough from us, you can read it yourself here: