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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."
October 21, 2007
seanahan commented on the word simaphor
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.
skipvia commented on the word simaphor
The former English teacher in me is cringing, seanahan...
October 22, 2007
uselessness commented on the word simaphor
People who don't understand the difference between similes and metaphors probably shouldn't use analogies at all.
sionnach commented on the word simaphor
Wait a minute! This word doesn't have to do with flags and waving your arms?
reesetee commented on the word simaphor
Could be. I wave flags and my arms when I come across a mixed metaphor. ;-)
I realize that was a joke Sionnach, but see semaphore.
October 23, 2007
Because there weren't any comments and I already knew what it meant, so I learned nothing by doing so.
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