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  1. Jargon

  2. Jargon is defined as “language that is used or understood only by a select group of people.”

  3. Examples of Groups of People Who Use Jargon: • Medical Professionals • Education Professionals • Computer Techs • Star Trekkies

  4. Basketball Jargon • Airball • Boards • Double Double/Triple Double • Nothing But Net • Stuffed • Swish • Trifecta • Windex Man/Woman • Break his/her ankles • Crack-crack

  5. Litotes

  6. A litote is a figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite.

  7. University of Louisville: 70Murray State: 10For example, what does “no small victory” mean?

  8. Or “not a bad idea”?

  9. Or “not unhappy”?

  10. Consider this statement: “Running a marathon in under two hours is no small accomplishment.”Identify the litote.

  11. Consider this statement: Andrea Bocelli is not a bad singer.”Identify the litote.

  12. Litote, which is a form of under-statement, is the opposite of hyperbole.