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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:28 pm 
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First player posts a ridiculous SIMILE.

Second player interprets it, and sets a new one.

EX:

PLAYER 1: He's like a wiener dog at a hot dog roast...

PLAYER 2: ...not sure if he's the guest or the entree!

Got it?

She's like a skunk in a well...


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:08 pm 
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...She knows her situation stinks, but she's not sure if she's the one who caused it or not.

It's like finding Godzilla in your fridge...

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:46 pm 
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The competition between reasons for disbelief is so fierce.

This is a metaphor game where most people are posting similes...

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:00 am 
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drachefly wrote:
This is a metaphor game where most people are posting similes...


[OOG] Please note that while all similes ARE metaphors, a simple statement of the unadorned truth is not, even if it has the same form as a metaphor... :torg:
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is ... nd-simile/
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*grumbles and goes off to change the game name*

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Okay, fine. Even though I was using this thread as a metaphor for whatever it was we were talking about...

This is like a bureaucracy run by an infinite number of monkeys...

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kitoba wrote:

Odd. That article disagrees with every other source I've read on the subject, which states that although both metaphor and simile are types of analogy, they are distinct from each other. A quick search suggests that is also the position of the definitions in Merriam-webster and Chambers' Dictionaries, and of the Wikipedia article on the subject.
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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:20 pm 
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AxelFendersson wrote:
Odd. That article disagrees with every other source I've read on the subject, which states that although both metaphor and simile are types of analogy, they are distinct from each other. A quick search suggests that is also the position of the definitions in Merriam-webster and Chambers' Dictionaries, and of the Wikipedia article on the subject.


Yes, that might matter had this thread ever incorrectly referenced "metaphors" but since it is now and has always been correctly about SIMILES there is nothing to see here. Move along citizen! :kzk:

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This is like a bureaucracy run by an infinite number of monkeys...


...it takes an immensely long period time to get anything of value accomplished.

This is like a glass of water balanced on the head of an electric eel...

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 Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:47 pm 
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This is like a glass of water balanced on the head of an electric eel...


All useful properties of insulation and containment are nullified by immersion in electrified water.

It's like a six-legged wombat in a bauxite smelter...

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 Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:56 pm 
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... odd and out of place enough that it might actually keep them from getting started.

It's like tacking a pistol onto the side of the USS New Jersey...

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 Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:39 am 
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...your argument really doesn't add anything meaningful.

It was like a polar bear standing on a record player...

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 Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:24 pm 
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...spinning rapidly, but always pointing south!

It's sort of like Quetzalcoatl wearing a feathered boa...

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 Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:09 am 
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...it's goes from the divine to the ridiculous.

It's kind of like water-skiing in Alaska....

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 Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:41 am 
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...if you stop moving, you freeze.

It's like a monkey playing a fiddle...

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You just want to cover your ears and run away.

It's like reviving a game on the brink of shuffling off into oblivion...

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