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Richard Nordquist

Block Those Metaphors!

By October 20, 2008

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For years The New Yorker magazine has highlighted disfigured figures of speech in an occasional short feature called "Block That Metaphor!" Here, to illustrate how not to use figurative language, are a few of our favorite specimens of metaphorical overkill.

For the complete article, see Metaphorical Overkill and Other Disfigured Figures of Speech.


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