I need to find an example of understatement and verbal irony.
Understatement is a statement that is less than complete:Originally Posted by Unregistered
-Remember Babe Ruth? He was a good player.
-Well, that's an understatement - he was an awesome player, he was one of a kind. In fact he is a legend!
In this converstaion, the first person is not giving his statement enough emphasis and falls short of describing Babe Ruth adequately.
Understatement can be ironic in nature as well:
So how was John's first day as a janitor? Did he manage to sweep one hallway in eight hours?
I don't know, he's been fired only seven times before. Let's ask him when he gets home.