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Twitter mixed metaphor challenge

Mixed Twitaphors

Twitter’s fans have often said that, with a little creativity, it’s possible to communicate everything that’s really necessary in 140 characters or less. Today, I saw a post on Twitter that seemed determined to prove that a person can pack in much more than is

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It Must Be a Boxy Hole

Writes the candidate: We are working ourselves into metaphorical holes that we keep digging. The time has come that we abandon this method and try thinking outside of the box. The office for which he is running? School board.

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Bailout Metaphor SemiOpen Thread

I’ve noticed that the effort to pass a superbig bailout for Wall Street in Congress has provoked people writing about this financial redistribution of wealth to use a lot of metaphors. For example: “This bailout is like a bus headed for a cliff, out of

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?