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"I think the return of the pterodactyls is a little ominous!"
Tags:pterodactyl, pterodactyls, dinosaur, dinosaurs, extinction, extinctions, extinction of the dinosaurs, ominous, warning, warnings, warning sign, warning signs, understatement, understatements, pterosaurs, the apocalypse, apocalypse, reptile, reptiles, flying reptile, flying reptiles, end of the earth, end of the world, warning sign, warning signs
"That metallic grinding means her throwout bearings are shot. She's backfiring through her carburetor. The tick indicates transmission trouble, and the smoke means she's on fire."
Tags:mechanic, mechanics, repair, repairing, workshop, workshops, work shop, work shops, engineer, engineers, diagnose, diagnosis, problem, problems, broken, broke, car, cars, motor, motors, motorcars, motorcar, engine, engines, carburetor, understatement, obvious, clear, expert, technician, technicians, repairman, repairmen, clearly, obviously, jargon, garage, garages
Stabbed in the Back
"Thanks, guys. Looks great!"
Tags:pyramids, pyramid, ancient pyramids, ancient pyramid, pyramid of giza, pyramids of giza, great pyramid of giza, great pyramids of giza, egyptians, egypt, ancient egypt, egyptian, slavery, understatement, understated, slaver, slave driver, construction, construct, constructs, thank, thanking, thanks, building, build, consolation, history, old, historical, ancient, ancients, egyptology, egyptologist, egyptologists, pharaoh, pharaohs
"I don't like the looks of this!"
Tags:bad sign, bad signs, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, ominous, omen, omens, understate, understates, understating, understatement, understatements, bad feeling, bad feelings, big fish, eat, eats, eating, flying fish, dislike, dislikes, fear, fears, fearful, ichthyophobia, monster, monsters
"It could have been worse."
Tags:nuclear war, nuclear wars, mushroom cloud, mushroom clouds, bomb, bombs, bombing, bombing campaign, bombing campaigns, bomber, bombers, fourth of july, 4th of july, fireworks, explosion, explosions, explode, explodes, exploding, world war 3, world war iii, ww3, wwiii, understatement, udnerstatements
"Memoir, Chapter 1. At times, I think I may have never fully gotten over the death of my parents..."
Tags:memoir, memoirs, superhero, superheroes, trauma, traumas, orphan, orphans, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, psychology, deep-seated, issue, issues, death, deaths, death in the family, understatement, understatements, understate, understates, understating, parent, parents, die, dies, dying, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, work through it, working through it, autobiography, autobiographies, story, stories, personal story, personal stories, confession, confessions, confessional
"Anyway, I bet there's a book in it."
Tags:desert island, desert islands, castaway, castaways, stranded, abandoned, abandon, book, books, writer, writers, author, authors, novelist, novelists, failed writer, failed writers, understatement, understatements, oblivious, obliviousness, positive outlook, positive outlooks, optimist, optimists, optimism, looking on the bright side
"I'm picking up a negative vibe."
Tags:negative vibe, negative vibes, tiger, tigers, mice, mouse, predator, predators, food chain, food chains, priorities, wrong priorities, bad priorities, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, bad vibe, bad vibes, pessimist, pessimists, mistake, mistakes, big mistake, big mistakes, understatement, understatements
"I can hear the nattering nabobs of negativity now."
Tags:nattering nabobs of negativism, vice president spiro agnew, spiro agnew, negative, negativity, the media, journalist, journalists, journalism, fake news, pessimism, pessimist, pessimists, understatement, understatements, bending the truth, politician, politicians, political speech, political speeches, naysayer, naysayers, opposition, the opposition, disagree, disagreeing, disagreement, under react, under reaction, under reactions
"Due to an earlier incident, this train is being held in the station."
Tags:train, trains, public transport, delay, delays, delayed train, delayed trains, cancellation, cancellations, train cancellation, train cancellations, excuse, excuses, making excuses, good excuse, good excuses, unexplained delay, unexplained delays, understatement, understatements, shot delay, short delays, gravity, accident, accidents, train accident, train accidents
"You look nothing like you did through the peephole."
"I thought they were cracking down on jaywalking."
Tags:jaywalking, jaywalker, jaywalkers, crossing the road, monster, monsters, classic movie, classic movies, ny, nyc, new york, new york city, crackdown, crackdowns, cracking down, oblivious, obliviousness, understatement, understatements, destroy, destructive, destruction, law enforcement, pedestrian, pedestrians, film, movie, movies
"A four-star general must be a very good general indeed."
Tags:four-star general, four-star generals, patriot, patriots, patriotism, patriotic, impressive, accomplishment, accomplishments, cocktail party, cocktail parties, man in uniform, men in uniform, introduction, introductions, understatement, understatements, guess, guesses, estimate, estimates, estimating, estimation, very good indeed, genteel, polite, being polite
The Boy who Cried Sheep
Tags:boy who cried wolf, they boy who cried wolf, understate, understatement, understatements, underreact, bedtime story, bedtime stories, allegory, allegories, tall tales, tall tale, ufo, ufos, extra terrestrial, extra terrestrials, u.f.o., alien, aliens, alien invasion, alien invasions, flying saucer, flying saucers, children, child, youth, youths, adolescent, adolescence, backyard, backyards, playtime
"I'm about to enter an area of poor reception."
Tags:reception, bad reception, poor reception, bad reception area, poor reception areas, cement shoes, mobster, mobsters, mob, mobs, mafia, mafioso, hit, hits, whacked, murder, murders, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, smartphone, smartphones, service area, coverage, sleep with the fishes, sleeps with the fishes, understatement, understatements, understating
“I roamed the world trying to find myself, and then I came home and discovered happiness right here in my own back yard.”
Tags:wealth, wealthy, high society, millionaire, millionaires, billionaire, billionaires, rich, riches, luxury, luxurious, pool, poolside, pool party, the 1%, the one percent, elite, elitism, trust fund, party, parties, meaning of life, self discovery, self-discovery, spoiled, understatement, gap year, maturity, immature, immaturity
"Today we can help herd cattle, go on a nature hike, get a sauna and massage, or go into town and rob the bank."
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, pony, pony express, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, saloon, saloons, sheriff, sheriffs, deputy, deputies, bandit, bandits, robber, robbers, posse, job, jobs, hobbies, hobby, understated, understatement, vacation, vacations, guide, guides, tour, tours, tour guide, tour guides, ranch, ranches, unenthusiastic, dude ranch
"Someone here to see you about a merger."
"I think what he's trying to tell you, dear, is that he doesn't quite care for the cheaper dog food!"
Tags:dog, dogs, dog food, kibble, dog biscuit, dog biscuits, cheap, cheap food, understate, understates, understatement, picky eater, picky eaters, snob, snobs, snobby, inexpensive, affordable, cuisine, fussy eater, fussy eaters, fuss, fussy, eater, eaters, foodie, foodies, food snob, food snobs, pet, pets, pet care, caring for your pet, translate, translations, translates, translation, message, messages, messengers, messenger
"You're quite uptight aren't you?"
The future: watch your step
Tags:future, uncertain future, uncertain futures, cliff, cliffs, over the cliff, over the cliffs, going over the cliff, watch your step, hazard, hazards, hazardous condition, hazardous conditions, road sign, road signs, understatement, understatements, understate, understates, understating, future generation, future generations
"Well Jenkins... I dare say we should have brought a second flyswatter."