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11/25/2017 05:53:01 PM · #1
I'ts not an uncommon occurrence, but I'm confused. We have a challenge title of "Understatement", but the description seems to suggest that our entry should show something that is "Understated".
I'm now reconsidering my entry.
11/25/2017 06:22:00 PM · #2
It says tone down the extravagance for a change of pace. Itís up to us to interpret that and fit the topic of understatement... in minimal.
11/25/2017 06:34:54 PM · #3
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It says tone down the extravagance for a change of pace. Itís up to us to interpret that and fit the topic of understatement... in minimal.


no minimal on this one -- but it would have been appropriate!
11/25/2017 06:49:38 PM · #4
maybe this will help....
11/25/2017 06:58:11 PM · #5
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It says tone down the extravagance for a change of pace.


Absolutely, and this describes something that is understated. However, the title is understatement, which is something that is misdescribed, either verbally or in writing. Which of these was the intent?

Message edited by author 2017-11-25 19:11:24.
11/25/2017 07:32:15 PM · #6
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It says tone down the extravagance for a change of pace. Itís up to us to interpret that and fit the topic of understatement... in minimal.


no minimal on this one -- but it would have been appropriate!


oops... you're right. I guess I'm just assuming they all are so I get two right:)
11/25/2017 07:34:10 PM · #7
Originally posted by Warby:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It says tone down the extravagance for a change of pace.


Absolutely, and this describes something that is understated. However, the title is understatement, which is something that is misdescribed, either verbally or in writing. Which of these was the intent?


But when everyone is given the same misdescribed title, then it's open for interpretation? At least that's how I look at it.
11/25/2017 08:43:44 PM · #8
Blame this one on me. The intention was "understated", as in "presented or expressed in a subtle and effective way" and the title was just sloppy wording. As has been pointed out, understatement is not the same as the quality of being understated. Weird language, English :-( It's way too late the change the title now, but it will be interesting to see what prevails in the entries and the voting...
11/25/2017 10:19:35 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Blame this one on me.

I always do.
11/25/2017 11:51:59 PM · #10
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Blame this one on me.

I always do.

With good reason... I'm a wonderful scapebear.
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