Best Analogy Evar™

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  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering what daily analogies that you use everyday. Kinda dumb subject but I thought I would just share mine.

    Prairie Doggin' - A point in time where one is on the verge of soiling their drawers.

    Think about it...

    What say you?
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I thought an anology was...

    apple is to fruit
    as
    dog is to animal

    you know SAT thingies.

    Isn't your thing just a saying you use. *confuzzled* o_O
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    "You're about as useful as a poopie flavored lollypop!"

    one of my favorite movie line analogies.

    Prairie doggin' isn't an analogy....

    D
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    =Touching cloth
    =(To have) head of the tortoise

    I think you mean euphemism. The best source for those is, as any true Englishman with a sense of humour will tell you, Viz. Here's a list from their 'profanisaurus'.

    So how many Viz readers here? ;)
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's not an analogy either. It's a simile.
     
  7. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    VIZ RULES!!! Yea! ;)
     
  8. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    A euphanism is like this... "Fussy eater, a euphanism for a big, pain in the butt". An analogy (kinda like a metaphore) is like this "I drop hits like Tony does tricks, a blizzard on a down, a king dawned his crown, euphoric words like the winters dance, words sewn, take them now, don't lose the chance!"

    I drop hits, rhymes, like Tony Hawk does tricks, basically a comparison of two similar things, like "Diamonds shine like a car's new paint, the sun reflects, it's all but faint" Like a simile.
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Analogies are what you see on Star Trek. "It's like souring the milk!"
     
  10. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Episode: Galaxy's Child (TNG)

    and i always thought star trek was an allegory, not an analogy ;) :rolleyes:
     
  11. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Most people are giving similes, metaphors, or euphemisms. An analogy is a comparison between to things to explain or clarify. Here's an example:

    "Opposition to the war is like a balloon. It keeps growing and growing, and eventually it's going to pop and all hell will break loose."

    apfhex's Star Trek example was a good one, too. But Rapmastac1, all yours are similes because they are for description, not explanation or clarification. Diamonds do not shine like a car's new paint. They might look similar, but diamonds shine in a very different way.
     
  12. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    I had no idea analogies were so sexy.

    [​IMG]

    Back on topic -- it's only a euphemism if it's using a more pleasant phrase to hide an uglier phrase, which I'm not sure is entirely true. It's almost more of a weird, highly localized idiom.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not too convinced that that's an analogy either. Looks more like you've jut got out a rhyming dictionary and made a bunch of similes.

    "Blizzard on a down?" "King dawned his crown?" What does all that mean? How is a King donning his crown have anything to do with you dropping "hits"?

    The bit about euphoric words and not losing a chance doesn't really have anything at all to do with the first bit.

    What exactly were you trying to do here?
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    To me, prairie dogging has always been what happens when something unexpected happens in a cube farm and everyone pops their head up to see what's going on.
     
  15. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Hmm I think my favorite (from some author... can't remember which one) is :
    I often use it, it just fits so many situations I see.
     
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    People need Religion, like a goldfish needs a bicycle.
     
  18. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That's a great picture. One can almost hear him thinking, "Hmm...nice rack....."
     
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  20. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Freaking brilliant.

    I haven't laughed so hard in a long time -- you made my night! :D

    This, by the way, is the best thread evar™, for so many diffferent reasons.
     
  21. Lau Guest

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    Heh!

    It was a random google hit, but I think has become one of my favourite links of all time. There's a certain poetic beauty to some — the one you quoted is almost a bit Richard Brautigan, in a way. :D Obviously, they're all also absolutely frickin' hilarious. :p
     
  22. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    :D :D :D :D

    I think this should be in the list of the Best Analogies Evar™.
     
  23. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I am haveing as much troubel picking a favorite as a mohter with 8 childeren picking a favorite

    My spelling in the sentance above has as many errors as a line of Windows code
     

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