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It made me think... and laugh... and think... and laugh some more!I think I'm confused
"You make me sad." "That's not a simile." "I know." Priceless!
Second panel! The second panel!!
And I thought Rick was going to win... sorry Rick.
An English teacher could have a lot of fun with this-- but a mathematics teacher focusing on logic: even more.
so we're back to 2012 now? It's like we're time-traveling...(simile?)
The fourth panel may be the most meta joke I have ever read.
This is now pinned to the inside of my cubical.
Every panel a winner!Poor Rick ... I wonder how he deals with the notoriety B.I. must bring to him ... I wonder if he is waiting for the day B.I. is picked up as a movie or TV series and becomes super-successful so he can swoop in with a sleazy attorney, only to be pummeled by a judge wearing a Rocket Hat badge under his robes.
A simile is like a metaphor.
@Kevin A Kunreuther,
So Rick becomes the Kevin McClory of BI?
Yay! Reading comics does make you smarter!
Well, due to my English Lessons I knew about similies and metaphors (although Scott's explaination is more amusing than my teacher's) but thanks for explaining an analogy.
Rick was right, in the last panel, Scott used another simile, not an analogy.
Every comic that ends with Scott's "a-Ha!" finger is a winner.
But what about allegories?
This strip is like xkcd 762, in that both deal with the similarity of simile and metaphor...
There are a lot of words that seem pretty redundant. I mean... I realize that there are subtle differences, but are the differences significant enough to justify all the words? Simile, metaphor, analogy, allegory, allusion ... seems sorta like language-obsessed people invent language whose sole purpose is to be obsessed over. And then they teach it in school as if it were important.
xkcd 762 FTW!
I wish I could enjoy a nice sandwich right now. Unfortunately, my current job search requires that I refrain from partaking in sandwiches as most of the jobs I am applying to will require a food test.
@Drowlord - That's 'sort of language-obsessed'...
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