Category Archives: Metaphors and Similes

Dreams Don’t Have Meanings … I Hope

Last night I found myself going back to college. But lots of my former classmates were there, despite the fact we are all in our mid-to-late-thirties nowadays. I move in, upsetthat my dorm room requires credit card access (even in … Continue reading

Posted in Metaphors and Similes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Druyan and Sagan: A Wedding Reading about a Cosmic Romance

This past weekend I was a groomsman in a good friend’s wedding. He had asked me to select a reading of some kind to be given during the ceremony, a piece that would speak about love without the trappings of … Continue reading

Posted in Famous people say the darndest things, Metaphors and Similes, Science is Real | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Times of London Cartoonist Gets it Wrong about Phone Hacking

Sometimes, it’s right and proper to point out the absurdity of someone’s vehemence regarding a perceived outrage by comparing it to something outrageous to a greater degree. Sometimes it is neither right or proper. Setting aside whether or not it … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Headlines, Metaphors and Similes, The Dying Papers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Slavery, Sharia Law, Hitler: Let’s Drop the Hyperbole

Folks, I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re going to make analogies from one thing to another thing, make them good analogies. Avoid hyperbole (or litotes for that matter). Try not to equivocate one part of a spectrum of concepts … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Famous people say the darndest things, Metaphors and Similes, Tropes and Stereotypes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ZOMG! More New Words for Oxford Dictionary

I’d write this post entirely in ‘133t’ speak, but I’m a bit tired, which drags my brain back to thinking in my native tongue: Grunting. In any case, the Oxford Dictionaries Online have added some brand new words of the … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Metaphors and Similes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Headlines of Particular Note

From FoxNews.com Opinion, a tortuous cobbling-together of an analogy requiring too much explanation for a headline and ridiculous wordplay contrasting mental illness and battlefield genius … and the publication’s name! Qaddafi May Be Crazy Like a Fox, But He Has Also … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines, Metaphors and Similes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment