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Feigned Precision

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By giving an exact-sounding exaggerated number, Feigned Precision coats your hyperbole with a figurative patina of accuracy. It’s usually most useful for humorous effect. Otherwise it comes awfully close to a lie.  

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of twenty-four hours. Mark Twain

My having read them to my two children three thousand forty-two times didn’t hurt. Word Hero