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    Translating Shakespeare into English is like taking coals to Newcastle, if Newcastle was now in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Translating Shakespeare into English is like taking coals to Newcastle, if Newcastle was now in China.
    And the coal was tea!

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    A New Castle is like an Old Castle, only less old.
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    Being old is like living in a castle, and there is a big mote around it, but the mote has dried up, and all the fish died, and the knights hardly come around any longer and then they only stay for a few minutes and won't sit around and have a nice cup of tea or even some mead with you, and the castle is really expensive to heat in the winter, but the tapestries really still look pretty spiffy in the Great Hall.
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    Poor analogies are like rich analogies with less money.
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    The Chinese Moon mission is like Columbus discovering America, except it's only one ship and there are no natives and they're not first and the craft isn't manned and we knew where the moon was beforehand. And they're not bringing back potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    And they're not bringing back potatoes.
    Don't spoil the ending for me!
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    Spoiling the end of a story, that's like putting too much salt in your soup. After you've already eaten half of it with not enough salt. And the soup with too much salt would have to taste like the main course. And there wouldn't be a dessert. And it would have to be something you haven't eaten before.

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    Peeling potatoes is like searching for the Grand Unified Theory by peeling away the layers of skin on the secrets behind the fundamental nature of the universe. Only you can't make fries from strings.

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    The universe is like a marble. Everything that makes up the marble is contained within the marble.

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    Flying is like swimming without the water.
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    If you gave all the poor analogies a bunch of money this thread would be over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigabyte View Post
    If you gave all the poor analogies a bunch of money this thread would be over.
    If you give a poor analogy some money, it will simile for a day.
    But if you teach a poor analogy to make money, and you will have a similitude for a lifetime.
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    Money is like strawberries. If you have enough of them, you can trade them for a Ferrari.

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    Giving up on the World Cup in disgust because your country got knocked out after only two games (against Italy and Uruguay!) is like going to a school concert and then leaving as soon as your child has done his thing even though there are loads of other people's children yet to do their thing.

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