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seanahan commented on the word simaphor
Because not every person who comes along will get the joke, so I added a link to semaphore as a reference for others. It really isn't that common of a word.
I'm just not doing too good today with others. Pretty soon I'll have the whole league of extrawordy gentlemen banning me from the fireside chats.
October 23, 2007
chained_bear commented on the word simaphor
Don't mind seanahan, sionnach. He/she is just going around adding everyone's bracketed words and yelling about why s/he misuses their sometimes. It's his/her version of sending you to the recursion page.
THIS IS A JOKE. THIS IS ONLY A JOKE.
sionnach commented on the word simaphor
Because there weren't any comments and I already knew what it meant, so I learned nothing by doing so.
I realize that was a joke Sionnach, but see semaphore.
reesetee commented on the word simaphor
Could be. I wave flags and my arms when I come across a mixed metaphor. ;-)
October 22, 2007
Wait a minute! This word doesn't have to do with flags and waving your arms?
uselessness commented on the word simaphor
People who don't understand the difference between similes and metaphors probably shouldn't use analogies at all.
skipvia commented on the word simaphor
The former English teacher in me is cringing, seanahan...
I think these are more common than you think, you're brain probably just interprets them as a normal metaphor.
Edit: I wrote "you're probably", and then deciding to go back and add in "brain", which is the source of the cringe.
October 21, 2007
yarb commented on the word simaphor
An awkward figure of speech incorporating both simile and metaphor, e.g. "when my boss told me I couldn't sing in the office, it was like the straw that broke the camel's back."
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