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英语单词 blurt out / hyperbole 2008-07-18 06:56:42

blurt out

突然说出,想都没想就说出口。blurt out without thinking.

example:

David: The teacher asked a questoin, and I blurted out the wrong answer.

Mary: What was the question?

David: The Teacher asked, "Which is heavier, a kilo of water or a kilo of stone?"

Mary: So, what did you blurt out?

David: I blurted out, "A kilo of water is heavier"

Mary: That was silly. Everyone knows that a kilo of stome is heavier than a kilo of water. Hahahaha.

hyperbole

和exaggeration意思相近,夸张。

–noun Rhetoric.

1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.

2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”

 

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