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The Global Citizen
21 July 2006
Bizarre English Metaphors (and Similes)
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Now Playing: http://www.english-blog.com/archives/2006/06/really_bad_metaphors.php
Topic: Composition

Hi Readers,

Earlier, I did a review on a lesson I did this Spring semester with writing students on similes and metaphors HERE. I thought my students did fairly well.

What I’ve reprinted below (including the intro paragraph) came into my mail today: these are NOT from my students (can also be found HERE--thanks, Femmebot). Note that most of these are really analogies.

I found some of them hilarious though and, as some commenters have pointed out, covertly ingenious is some cases. Anyway, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing examples of--what I assume to be--unintentionally silly / mixed metaphors. My colleague suggested that it would be nice if writing students would at least indulge in this much creativity from time to time!

*Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners . . .

*[Please click HERE to read the rest of this blog-entry]*


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10 December 2004
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One Planet / One People. Need more be said? National boundaries are an insane, outdated, counter-productive concept. Let there be peace, sanity, prosperity and serenity. Let there be goodwill. This teacher's mission: to promote values that embrace education, progress, tolerance and understanding.


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Not for Nationalists!


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