A greguería is a short statement, usually one sentence, in which the author expresses a philosophical, pragmatic, or humorous idea in a witty and original way. A greguería is roughly similar to an aphorism or a one-liner joke in comedy. It is a rhetorical and stylistic device used in Spanish and Latin American literature.
Some examples of greguerías by Ramón Gómez de la Serna, originally in Spanish.
- The couple of eggs we eat look like identical twins, and they're not even third cousins. (El par de huevos que nos tomamos parece que son gemelos, y no son ni primos terceros.)
- The peacock is a retired myth. (El pavo real es un mito jubilado.)
- Doors get angry with the wind. (Las puertas se enfadan con el viento.)
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