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    #1

    Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Hi,


    What's the difference between those two?


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    #2

    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Not a lot.

    In what context do you want to use them?

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not a lot.

    In what context do you want to use them?

    Rover
    For example:

    Swine flu was overhyped by the media
    and
    Swine flu was overrated by the media

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    I'd go for 'overhyped' there.

    For me 'overhyped' is more to do with what the media and public relations people have done. 'Overrated' is more to do with what the crtics or people in general have said or written..

    Something may be overhyped and overrated, overhyped but not overrated, or overrated but not overhyped, in my opinion.

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,


    What's the difference between those two?


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    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I cannot give you the answer.

    (2) I can, however, give an example of someone probably being overhyped and

    overrated.

    (3) A certain famous person has just died.

    (4) I opened a newsmagazine this morning to read his obituary.

    (5) Here is the very first sentence:

    [He] remade the world as completely as any single human being ever has.

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Over-rated means not as good as hoped. Over-hyped means other people have talked too much about it; it still may be excellent, people have just been immoderate in their chatter.

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Overhype- verb |ˌōvərˈhīp| [ trans. ]
    make exaggerated claims about (a product, idea, or event); publicize or promote excessively. Example: it would appear that the organizers overhyped the crowd size.

    noun |ˈōvərˌhīp|
    excessive publicity or promotion. Example: were the media more rational about it, the unmistakable taste of overhype would not be so strong.

    Overrate |ˌōvərˈrāt| verb [ trans. ] [often as adj. ] ( overrated)
    have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved. Example: dismissing the work as pompous and overrated.

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    * The Shadow’s original question was:

    Given the following context, what is the difference between overhyped and overrated?
    “Swine flu was overhyped by the media and swine flu was overrated by the media.”
    Fivejedjon offered an excellent explanation in clear and concise terms and I simply copied and pasted the definitions of both words from the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language.
    In my opinion, that just about covers it.

    Using unflattering comments on the death of a man to define two somewhat pejorative terms makes me uncomfortable. Again, this is my opinion.
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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    [QUOTE=JohnParis;811697]*

    Using unflattering comments on the death of a man to define two somewhat pejorative terms makes me uncomfortable. Again, this is my opinion.
    John


    I have taken into consideration your discomfort and deleted my post.

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    Re: Difference between overhyped and overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I simply copied and pasted the definitions of both words from the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language.
    And they were useful.

    If you quote directly, please name your source with the quotation. Thank you.

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