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    The poor analogies thread

    A thread that's actually designed to showcase poor analogies can be likened to using a speedboat to herd sheep - the sheep are either absent or waterlogged.

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    You mean like the expanding balloon analogy of the expanding universe: bang-whimper becomes puff-pop

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    This thread is like an oasis in the middle of the ocean.

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    Walmart is to Milkshake as Aluminum foil is to my nose.

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    I would not make such assertions without evidence, lest you find you that - like that dart that flies from the blowgun of the zealous hunter, misses its mark, and causes the confusion that results in the death of a thousand bee stings - you are unable to bend like the grass touched by the wind, due to the pain of all the bee stings.

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    Do not chicken out of counting your eggs after
    they have hatched.

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    Kind of like when the battery runs out on my solar power calculator.

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    These analogies are as useful in conversations as a screen door in a spaceship!
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    my analogies are sometimes like bake beans on toast that have fallen on the floor, because I was trying to change the TV channel.
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    This thread may have been intended as a ladder reaching towards some higher point. But if the ladder falls over, everyone just ends up expending energy to reach the same level.

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    Wise words won't milk the buffalo!

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    Hey, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's cold fusion.

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    That makes about as much sense as a giraffe in clogs tapdancing around the spilt milk.

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    That's really relative to own experiences, like Einstein.

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    Einstein showed us that you can't make an omelet without letting the dog out.
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    Calling these analogies is like calling a simile a metaphor.

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    Calling a simile a metaphor is like calling a metasimile a phor.
    Fore! Marco!

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    I never metaphor I didn't like.

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    You should have taken some time to really get to know them. Sometimes phors are like Humpty Dumpty, not all they are said to be.

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    Life is a box jellyfish and I have no peanut butter.

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    It's like when you want to play Dah na na na NA na NA na na na, but what you actually play is Dah na na na NA na na Na na na na nana, 'cause that's what's stuck in your head. Obvioulsy better with sound.
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    I don't know what you guys are on about. What do you want, egg in your beer?

    (that was actually an expression my dad used all the time and I never figured out where the heck it came from)
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    Yhe, stop foaming at the yoke...........

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    There you go shooting off your bit again. Don't you mean champing at the mouth?

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    Cheazy - your chops seem a chore, almoast chilled chatter, as if champing in the middle of a forest....... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I don't know what you guys are on about. What do you want, egg in your beer?

    (that was actually an expression my dad used all the time and I never figured out where the heck it came from)
    The phrase comes from the Old English (at least 75 yrs old, younger English don't remember it at all, although they can still name all the Thunderbirds) and is derived from French tennis lore where the 'egg' actually the French egg, or 'l'ouvre', or 'oef', or something, meaning zero, or nothing. 'Beer' is actually 'bier', the french word for catafalque, so the phrase means something like "What do you want, nothing in your catafalque?"

    Originally the egg was 'goose egg', but in French that came out 'oef l'oie', which made even Parisians giggle so the goose was dropped, slightly injuring its left foot.

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    I wish I could tell when you are serious as an broken egg on a catafalque, and when you are just yanking the fur-covered catenary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    The phrase comes.......and is derived from French tennis lore where the 'egg' actually the French egg, or 'l'ouvre', or 'oef', or something, meaning zero, or nothing. 'Beer' is actually 'bier', the french word for catafalque, so the phrase means something like "What do you want, nothing in your catafalque?".
    If I may, the English actually borrowed the analogy from the Upper Whales Norse, around the time of the Au'Tvssght Zed ("warriors from nothing" (not here, lit.)) Uprising. Zed - meaning zero in Canduck to this day - while there was no literary expression for alchoholic beverage, only for the disinfectant, 'beer' was expressed by a roll/snap/pull of the tongue, allto gether as: "lourrrack!lllm Zed", meaning great beer but no emryo to symbilize my fertile loins". I think.

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    Man, your so-called explanation is like a slug playing with salt.

    The real origin is from "The Midnight Ride of Paul Beardsley", where he saw bats in the belfrey of the Old Norse Church. "One if by land / Zero in C", from the programming language C-, the first to use zeroes and ones instead of carrots and eggs.

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    Reading that is like having my mind pushed through a bowl of oatmeal.

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