Sunday, 6 April 2008

See me…. Pt1

One item that I have been intending on running with for ages is a list of metaphors, analogies, similes and general abuse of the language drawn from English Language essays submitted by students.

It’s nice to know that irrespective of all the criticism levelled at the ‘kids’ they are as creative and imaginative with their well turned phraseology as I remember being.


1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a tumble dryer.

3. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

4. McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup.

5. Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.

6. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the centre

7. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

More to follow...

2 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Brilliant. I now have hope for the future! I love the reference to underpants in a tumble dryer. I am sure even Dickens would have used that if tumble dryers had existed!

Semaj Mahgih said...

Whoa - hold me upright and stop my knees from sagging like a drooping willow - I second Jams.