• I'd like to be a gallery, put you all inside my show
  • my brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
  • I wish you could swim like dolphins can swim
jun 14 2010 ∞
jun 15 2010 +
user picture theJessiah: sam those last two aren't metaphors. metaphors don't use "like" or "as". this message brought to you by my first grade teacher, mrs. andres. jul 14 2010
user picture Sam: I always thought that a simile was a type of metaphor that uses "like" or "as". simile : metaphor :: square : rectangle. this feels like a recent xkcd.
user picture theJessiah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simile "Even though similes and metaphors are both forms of comparison, similes allow the two ideas to remain distinct in spite of their similarities, whereas metaphors compare two things without using "like" or "as"." now it feels like xkcd.
user picture Sam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphor "other rhetorical comparative figures of speech, such as metonymy, parable, simile, and synecdoche, are species of metaphor distinguished by how the comparison is communicated" clearly one of us should edit wikipedia so that our preferred reality is unequivocally correct