27 April 2011

Bandaid Perbole

bandaid perbole (n) The request for a bandaid to cover a minor injury that doesn't need one.

It came about through a conversation where we were learning the meaning of 'hyperbole' - don't ask me why my children needed to know the meaning of 'hyperbole' - something to do with overstating the case in terms of injury, or screaming unnecessarily in the face of minor inconvenience - and when Jessie finally requested a bandaid to cover an invisible injury, I (perhaps slightly inaccurately) described it as another example of hyperbole.

"No, it's not," she chirped.  "It's Bandaid Perbole."

Well, call the guys at the dictionary.


Tracy P. said...

Hilarious! So glad you wrote that down--it's such a keeper.

Hippomanic Jen said...

That is too cute.

But please tell me you didn't pronounce it "hyper bowl" like our illustrious PM.

Givinya De Elba said...

She did?!?!?! Nope, it's Bandaid Perbolly.

Andi said...

Wow! Hyperbole is a word I know but have never in my life used in conversation...Jessie is a little genius!

Dawn said...

Imaginary words for invisible injuries!

Crazy Sister said...