Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Methaphors For Fun

I love metaphors and analogies and I would like to share some of my favorite accidental assaults upon the English language from Anguished English by Richard Lederer. It is Wednesday so we all need to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine for all of our needs.

It's time to grab the bull by the tail and look it in the eye.

Let dead dogs sleep.

When we get to that bridge, we'll jump.

I wouldn't be caught dead in that movie with a ten-foot pole.

The slowdown is accelerating.

Then there are the mangled headlines.

Grandmother of Eight Makes Hole In One

Doctor Testifies in Horse Suit

Eye Drops Off Shelf

Organ Festival Ends In Smashing Climax

Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Checkout Counter

Some of these metaphors and headlines can also be good writing prompts.

Write it down,