Read the excerpt from Act II of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Cecily. [Rather shy and confidingly.] Dearest Gwendolen, there is no reason why I should make a secret of it to you. Our little county newspaper is sure to chronicle the fact next week. Mr. Ernest Worthing and I are engaged to be married.
Gwendolen. [Quite politely, rising.] My darling Cecily, I think there must be some slight error. Mr. Ernest Worthing is engaged to me. The announcement will appear in the Morning Post on Saturday at the latest.
Part of this excerpt would be considered an understatement because
C. when Gwendolen says, "I think there must be some slight error," she is actually referring to the large error of Cecily saying she is engaged to Ernest.