Daily Archives: July 5, 2022


Bomphiologia (bom-phi-o-lo’-gi-a): Exaggeration done in a self-aggrandizing manner, as a braggart.

All the awards I’ve won won’t fit in my house. I’ve rented a storage shed at Ed’s “Casa Too Much.” Also, I made it into MENSA on one try, astounding my fellow geniuses with my native brilliance. This summer, I’m driving on a cross country trip I’ve named the “Look How Smart I Am Tour.” I will be inspiring all the losers out there to try and be as smart as me. They never will be as smart as me, but trying is worth something. My trip is sponsored by Ritalin.

I think “inspiring” is the word that describes me best. People take one look at me and they’re washed in the golden glow of my perfection. They start striving right on the spot as though they’d been possessed by the “God of Get Up and Go.”

If you think I’m just blowing hot air, just remember, we’ve all got our burdens to bear. Mine is “Rubic’s Cube.“

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae”

A version of The Daily Trope is available from Amazon under the title The Book of Tropes.