Friday, April 11, 2008

Metaphors Be With You

I'm a word geek. Always have been, always will be. I love figures of speech-similes, metaphors, hyperbole, analogies, all of 'em. It's only natural that I am an English teacher and an avid reader. The odd part is that I have a list going of my favorite figures of speech. Some of them don't even make sense, but make for great imagery.

"She was as sexy as boots on a rooster." -Student

“Oh, Jason, take me!” she panted, her breasts heaving like a college freshman on $1-a-beer night. -random website

"I am a sky scraper; tall, lean, and people are just bustling to get inside of me." -teacher mistake when giving an example of extended metaphor.

"She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef." -random email

"She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up."

"The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can." -Wayne Goode, Madison, ALASKA

What are your favorite figures of speech??? Come on geek out with me.


Question: Can they REALLY still be considered a boy band when they are all pushing 40???