. Pronounced ad-uh-NAY-ton, is a form of that describes something so exaggerated, it's impossible. It's like saying, ‘You'll get this project done when pigs fly,' which means it's highly unlikely to happen.

Why is this useful in storytelling and public speaking? adds and emphasis, highlighting the implausibility of a situation which can make your message more .

Here's another example: ‘I'll sleep when the sun stops rising.' Clearly, we all need sleep, but this stresses the 's dedication or workload.