Bomphiologia, also known as verborum bombus, is a rhetorical technique wherein the speaker brags excessively. ==History== The term verborum bombus is used by the sixteenth-century English rhetorician Richard Sherry in his 1550 book A treatise of Schemes & Tropes. In it, Sherry says Verborum bombus, when small & triflyng thynges are set out wyth gr...
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