Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Metaphor(s) of the week

Cancer is cured, peace breaks out across the Fractious Near East, and ZOMG Detroit is poised to become the Greatest Sports City in the history of the world in space!

Naturally this front-page-dominating event calls for reams of analysis by all the best columnists, producing this splendid burst of metaphoric cliche overload:

First, a couple of caveats. This cake ain't baked yet. If the two parties can't seal a deal in 30 days, Mrs. D can hit the reset button. And yes, the Detroit economy remains mired in muck, making any financial gambit a bit of a crapshoot.

Once you find the reset button on the cake, you might want to look up "gambit." It's a crapshoot almost by definition: an offer of material in return for a potential advantage in space or time. Grrr.

On the bright side, at least no one appears to have left the cake out in the rain.


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2 Comments:

Blogger John Cowan said...

It's "zomg", not "ZOMG". The point of "zomg" is that someone went to type "OMG" but struck the "z" key rather than the Shift or Caps Lock keys.

5:26 PM, October 06, 2010  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

And I'll never have that recipe again.

12:12 PM, October 07, 2010  

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