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    great state of Mississippi

    Hi

    If somebody says that he's from the great state of Mississippi does it mean he's from the BIG state of M. or from the beautiful state of M.?

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    Re: great state of Mississippi

    Great is all ways you can think of, but not necessarily large in area.

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    Re: great state of Mississippi

    An excellent example of hyperbole.

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    Re: great state of Mississippi

    "Great" in this case means wonderful, exceptional, the best. And every state in the Union is referred to in this way at one time or another, whether by the governor or in a travel brochure.

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