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Friday: May 20, 2011

Metaphor Abuse

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Hmmm. Prof. Pecinovsky of the University of Missouri thinks (perhaps not quite the right verb) that the United States is “the belly of the beast” (þ InstaPundit), yet he continues to live here, when there are undoubtedly other countries to which he could emigrate. If he chooses to live in the belly of a beast, and to accept sustenance from it (a salary paid for by the taxpayers of Missouri), doesn’t that make him a metaphorical tapeworm?

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  1. [...] DR. WEEVIL CRACKS DOWN on metaphor abuse. [...]

    Pingback by Instapundit » Blog Archive » DR. WEEVIL CRACKS DOWN on metaphor abuse. — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:07 PM UTC

  2. Yes.
    A parasite of the first order.

    Comment by tysm — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:09 PM UTC

  3. I’ve never metaphor.
    What’s a metaphor?

    Comment by PacRim Jim — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:13 PM UTC

  4. Not necessarily. He could be a metaphorical E. Coli.

    Comment by JDFlanagan — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:33 PM UTC

  5. [...] that make blogger Dr. Weevil go “hmmm:” Prof. Pecinovsky of the University of Missouri thinks (perhaps not quite the right verb) that the [...]

    Pingback by Ed Driscoll » ‘Metaphor Abuse’ — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:34 PM UTC

  6. Tape worm or not, living in the belly of the beast means he’s surrounded by poo.

    Comment by Wilson — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:49 PM UTC

  7. Or worse.

    Comment by Walt — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 5:54 PM UTC

  8. “Not necessarily. He could be a metaphorical E. Coli.”

    Then he should be shat from the bodypolitic thusly!

    Comment by Mark Turner — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 7:47 PM UTC

  9. Unfortunately, these days, most universities and collages will hire and let teach almost any Left Fringe Lunatic at the taxpayers expense. And like other Ticks they suck as much blood money as they can while infecting others with their brand of lunacy. does Katherine Windels ring any bells ?

    Comment by Allan E. — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 8:18 PM UTC

  10. @Allan E:

    “What’s a meta for?”

    It’s for people who want to add drama by using concepts
    that their listeners vaguely understand.

    Comment by geTaylor — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 8:55 PM UTC

  11. What’s a metaphor?

    Why to keep cows in of course

    Comment by tmitsss — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 9:49 PM UTC

  12. I went out looking for a “ten” but I only met a four.

    What’s the difference between an intestinal parasite and a public union?

    The intestinal parasite doesn’t have contempt for the host organism.

    Comment by BlogDog — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 10:01 PM UTC

  13. Want to bet he doesn’t know it’s Hobbes he’s quoting?

    Fellows like him all tend to be poor, nasty, brutish and short.

    Comment by comatus — Saturday: May 21, 2011 @ 11:39 PM UTC

  14. Man, you came down on his metaphor abuse like a ton of bricks!

    Comment by Richard McEnroe — Sunday: May 22, 2011 @ 12:25 AM UTC

  15. First, they came for the metaphors, and I said nothing….

    Comment by Steve Skubinna — Monday: May 23, 2011 @ 7:35 AM UTC

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