January 10, 2011

#NoMeta4s.

Twitter takes up arms in the War on Metaphors.

28 comments:

Triangle Man said...

Who is going to shine a light on this problem? Will no one drive the message home? This is a slippery slope. Meade and Althouse aren't the only ones skating on thin ice.

peter hoh said...

Similes rule. Metaphors drool.

traditionalguy said...

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our metaphor was still there.

Triangle Man said...

@Peter_Hoh

Similies are next to go. Just wait.

R.L. Hunter said...

These are not the metaphors you are looking for.

Triangle Man said...

I for one look forward to the sun setting on our long national nightmare of metaphorical speech. Literalism will free us from the bonds of relating thoughts to experiences.

chickelit said...

peter hoh said...
Similes rule. Metaphors drool.

Likewise

peter hoh said...

First they came for the metaphors . . . .

Syllogisms are moving to Canada.

garage mahal said...

Don't Retreat. Reload! - Your plumb bobs and leveling instruments.

chickelit said...

@Peter_Hoh:

A simile is worth a thousand words.

wv "firtiv": Pining furtivley

David said...

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

Constipation metaphor.

rhhardin said...

Metaphor drives its point home on a two-way street.

(Probably from Richard Harvey Brown _A Poetic for Sociology_ but maybe from Goffman somewhere)

rhhardin said...

Simile and the world similes with you.

Metaphor and you metaphor alone.

peter hoh said...

"I never metaphor I didn't like."

-- Will Rogers

R.L. Hunter said...

Is the previous metaphor thread pining for the fjords?

edutcher said...

And, by opposing, end them.

In any case, the page ain't there.

David said...

I would gladly give up similes if the word "like" could be eliminated for all purposes. Like, now.

Ann Althouse said...

"Similes rule. Metaphors drool."

Similes are mindless teenagers who say "like" all the time.

R.L. Hunter said...

All the world's a simile,
And all the men and women merely metaphors.

chickelit said...

Similes are mindless teenagers who say "like" all the time.

SiMiLE was the name of another unreleased Beach Boys album in the 1960s. Brian Wilson said in interview at the time that it was like, a teenage symphony to God.

HDHouse said...

just a reminder into metaland..

...1111111111111......

Alex said...

Meade and Althouse aren't the only ones skating on thin ice.

Dude - stop projecting.

Triangle Man said...

Dude - stop projecting

@Alex

I've not been in therapy. What does that mean?

jayne_cobb said...

A Dem. Rep. is now trying to get the term "job killing" removed from the ObamaCare repeal bill.

Apparently it is too violent.

peter hoh said...

If metaphors are outlawed, only outlaws will have metaphors.

fivewheels said...

Interviewer: Why didn't you call the police?

Vercotti: Well, I was terrified. Everyone was terrified of Doug. ...

Interviewer: What did he do?

Vercotti: He used... sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and... satire. He was vicious.

DADvocate said...

Are metatarsals OK?

Kirby Olson said...

If you bring the knife, I will bring the spoon, fork, and tea set.