A Bad Analogy Is Like A Good Analogy, Only Somehow Different

I started laughing at number one and didn’t stop till the last one, which is probably my favourite (a gentle Thigh Master?) lol.

Jack Ronald Cotner

Dictionary definition:  A’nal’o’gy (noun) 1. Comparison between two things that are similar in some way, often used to help explain something or make it easier to understand.

Sometimes all bad analogies do is make us laugh, or perhaps cringe. Here are twelve really bad analogies originally attributed to school children.

  1. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
  2. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
  3. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
  4. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
  5. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
  6. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
  7. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing…

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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2 Responses to A Bad Analogy Is Like A Good Analogy, Only Somehow Different

  1. Jean, I really shouldn’t have read this at work, by number 3 I was laughing out loud and number 4 got the tears rolling. Had to hide in a WC to read the rest 🙂 thank you for this!

    On a side note, I recently shared a link to your Lusitania post on SWF, here’s the link to that if you want to check out (and jump in!) the conversation 🙂

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction-3/steps/28677?page=3#comment_5280431

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  2. That was really good of you to share the link, I’m taking that course at the moment, (way behind on it though). You can thank Jack Cotner for the laugh. I read it this morning before leaving the house and I was still giggling in the car.

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