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Old 06-16-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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See papa? I can post links TOO!
Wouldn't be so useless to you if you had actually read it. This is worse than a kindergarten here.


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is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech

Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Wouldn't be so useless to you if you had actually read it. This is worse than a kindergarten here.
How, exactly? Your silly link proves little, except that you know how to post links. How sure are you, exactly, that the phrase was a hyperbole? That can be argued either way, because there are DEFINITELY people who believe the "hut" statement as they live and breathe. It isn't uncommon for people to think this about African life, especially when that is often shown on television....Did you read the definition yourself?

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Macao
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...I'm not quite sure why this statement was directed at me, but I never questioned your knowledge of Maputo, so I'm confused about your first question...

As for the second question, Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. It is the largest and most important city, so it is naturally more advanced than other places within the country. What's more, capitals usually fair the best out of cities within a country. They usually shielded from the worst maladies that a country offers.
Sorry, error in my punctuation. I meant to say "I don't know anything about Maputo".

Thanks for the answer though. I also hadn't heard of Maputo, so I didn't realize it was the capital either.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Think of it this way - if someone on the internet were to say, "I'm moving to Los Angeles; what is it like?" and someone replied with "Well, if you are a crack-addicted homeless vagrant, it's going to be very rough. There's a high risk of assault, a significant risk of outright murder, and your stuff will get stolen all the time if you aren't watching it."

While true, it's probably not a very relevant answer.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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It's nice to see that the word Maputo can now be used in this site, without defauoting to Ma****. I wonder how that came about.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Sorry, error in my punctuation. I meant to say "I don't know anything about Maputo".

Thanks for the answer though. I also hadn't heard of Maputo, so I didn't realize it was the capital either.
Absolutely no worries, my friend! I'm glad I shined some light on the city for you!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Mauritius, Seychelles, Tunisia from what I can tell. Ghana and Botswana are said to be okay too.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yeah, that's gonna help. That's like cleaning up a spot in a landfill to eat from. The tiny spot might be clean and nice, but everything around it still stinks.
I would assume you'd be smart enough to not be in a landfill. Given that Africa is so incredibly large and varied, it seems kind of idiotic to go straight for the worst parts of it.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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Default Wow....

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How, exactly? Your silly link proves little, except that you know how to post links. How sure are you, exactly, that the phrase was a hyperbole? That can be argued either way, because there are DEFINITELY people who believe the "hut" statement as they live and breathe. It isn't uncommon for people to think this about African life, especially when that is often shown on television....Did you read the definition yourself?

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What the hell are you talking about? How old are you ? 10 ?

I posted this link so you would understand my "hut" comment. I don't care what others may think. This was the explanation for my comment.


And the comments in bold... uh, really!? Who woulda thought... maybe it's because there are a lot of people who actually DO live in huts...
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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