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I'm not a native English speaker. So, I was wondering about what you might think of a title like this. It sounds a bit too much to me. Calling something that's already "super" as total.

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To avoid speculation, I suggest you post the context and reference. –  Kris Jan 13 '12 at 6:14

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The term for this is 'hyperbole', and sports reporting is rife with it.

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I'm afraid that's rather the point of it; naming for marketing reasons.

It's no better than super-duper-mega-ultra league.

Just combining comparatives and superlatives to gain additional mileage.

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Depends. Perhaps the idea was to say that it entirely deserves (total) to be called a super-league, unlike some which may undeservingly call themselves so. 'Total', as in 'total recall'.

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