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m8eyboy commented on the word burlesqued
To cause to appear absurd by parodying or copying in an exaggerated form. Especially in a literary or dramatic work. From French, from Italian burlesco, from burla (mockery) of unknown origin.I found it on page 148 of 'The Seven Basic Plots' by Christopher Booker, talking about comedy:
Later in the book we shall consider just why the Comedy plot should have come to be so widely burlesqued in this way (a parallel development can be seen in the fate of the other basic plots).
April 29, 2007