Thursday, 8 April 2010

Too-Appropriate Metaphors

You shall go to the ball!

Pantomime is the Cinderella of the arts.
Sean Greenhalgh ran a cottage industry from his garden shed. (bbc)
Seeing a buzzard catch a rare phalarope is “in bird-watching terms, like killing two birds with one stone.” birdwatcher in Times Jan 16 09
The discovery of the preserved bodies “breathed new life into” Arctic exploration. (The idea of artificial respiration is too near the disinterred remains.)
The centre of activity of the marketplace has changed ... quicker than any other slowdowns. G Sept 20 08
You might think the Channel Islands are a backwater. Coast
Experts Unveil Cloak of Silence ( headline) (Underneath this veil is - a cloak! Perhaps their subs have a sense of humour.)
China’s thirst for oil (Let them drink oil!)
British public toilets have been in free fall. Richard Chisnell, chairman of the British Toilet Association Guardian April 23, 2008 (Hallelujah! It’s raining toilets)

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