Metaphor in the News

Metaphorically Speaking, Your Nervous System is a Dictatorship - Smithsonian

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 21:36

Smithsonian

Metaphorically Speaking, Your Nervous System is a Dictatorship
Smithsonian
Scientists have long used the metaphor of government to explain how they think nervous systems are organized for decision-making. Are we at root a democracy, like the U.K. citizenry voting for Brexit? A dictatorship, like the North Korean leader ...

The 2016 Republican Convention Was the Perfect Metaphor for Donald Trump's Campaign - Mic

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:38

Mic

The 2016 Republican Convention Was the Perfect Metaphor for Donald Trump's Campaign
Mic
Yes — the Republican National Convention here served as an especially apt metaphor for the trajectory, so far, of Trump's improbable campaign for the presidency. Launching his bid on June 16, 2015, Trump offered himself as a business-minded Mr. Fix-It ...

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Pastor: Black Voters Should Leave Pro-Abortion Democrat Party: “It's a Metaphorical Slave Ship” - LifeNews.com

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:01

LifeNews.com

Pastor: Black Voters Should Leave Pro-Abortion Democrat Party: “It's a Metaphorical Slave Ship”
LifeNews.com
A black pastor is telling it like it is wen it comes to the pro-abortion Democratic Party and black voters. Bishop E.W. Jackson says the party has done nothing for black voters and it continues supporting unlimited abortions which prey on black babies.

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The Daily Cute: “Cute Enough to Eat!” (Metaphorically!) - Parade

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:33

Parade

The Daily Cute: “Cute Enough to Eat!” (Metaphorically!)
Parade
It always used to seem ridiculous to me when people would say that something was so cute, “I just want to eat it up!” I dismissed it as a thing that girls said, presumably because they didn't have as strong feelings about pizza as I did. Now that I ...

'Weed' chewing is a metaphor - Kaakie - GhanaWeb

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:21

GhanaWeb

'Weed' chewing is a metaphor - Kaakie
GhanaWeb
On her Sankwas track released on Tuesday, the hook goes like “Opposition want bury we. Them no know say we dey chew weed”. With the line suggesting that she smokes weed, Kaakie has com out to defend herself. In a new post on IG, here's what she had ...

The Financial Times is cracking down on ad blocking with a metaphor - Digiday

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:28

Digiday

The Financial Times is cracking down on ad blocking with a metaphor
Digiday
The Financial Times has joined the ranks of publishers taking a more hard-nosed approach to ad blocking, albeit with a touch of humor in its method. Yesterday the publisher started blanking out words on its stories to readers who aren't subscribers.

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Jose Mourinho uses strange clothing metaphor to explain why Zlatan Ibrahimović is not on China tour - Irish Independent

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:33

Irish Independent

Jose Mourinho uses strange clothing metaphor to explain why Zlatan Ibrahimović is not on China tour
Irish Independent
Jose Mourinho uses strange clothing metaphor to explain why Zlatan Ibrahimović is not on China tour. Tom Rooney. Published 21/07/2016 | 12:33. 0 Comments; Share. Email. Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses with the Manchester United kit. Even when attempting to ...

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Abia and the metaphor of the fast lane - Vanguard

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:01

Abia and the metaphor of the fast lane
Vanguard
You know the fast lane: the extreme corner of the road where drivers throw caution to the wind and challenge the speedometer of their automobiles. The fast lane, beyond the expressway, is also a metaphor of action and behaviour. It has transformed into ...

In Trump-Cruz unity appeal, Speaker Paul Ryan's Longhorn-Aggie football metaphor backfires - Dallas Morning News

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:32

Dallas Morning News

In Trump-Cruz unity appeal, Speaker Paul Ryan's Longhorn-Aggie football metaphor backfires
Dallas Morning News
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during the Texas delegate breakfast on the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Cleveland. By Katie Leslie Follow @katieleslienews kleslie@dallasnews.com. Washington correspondent.
Paul Ryan booed at RNC after flopped Texas football analogyNew York Daily News

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Silhouettes: A Metaphor on Identity and Insignificance - The Phoblographer (blog)

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:00

The Phoblographer (blog)

Silhouettes: A Metaphor on Identity and Insignificance
The Phoblographer (blog)
Norwegian photographer Daniel Brox Nordmo, a designer by profession but avid photographer as well, takes aim at modern society in his photo project 'Silhouettes'. “This photo series is a way to emphasize how little importance our identity and ...

Metaphor for a troubled history - The New Indian Express

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 19:33

The New Indian Express

Metaphor for a troubled history
The New Indian Express
Set in Indonesia, Eka Kurniawan's novel Beauty is a Wound ratchets to another dimension. It deftly combines history with legend, romance with family tragedy, and tints it all with a wacky sense of humour. The book can be seen as a metaphor for ...

Hong Kong's urban jungle is real, not a metaphor for concrete and steel - Washington Post

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 01:40

Washington Post

Hong Kong's urban jungle is real, not a metaphor for concrete and steel
Washington Post
This is exactly what I imagine hiking in Scotland or Wales to be like. Every so often, a piece of a craggy mountain breaks through the fog, so thick it feels like I'm walking through cotton balls. On a high point, a hole opens and my friend Jeremy and ...

Potatoes are a beautiful metaphor for diversity in one 12-year-old's Snapchat - Mashable

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:20

Mashable

Potatoes are a beautiful metaphor for diversity in one 12-year-old's Snapchat
Mashable
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. If you want a menial task done in an inspiring and funny way, ask your Snapchat-loving little sister to do it. When London-based Twitter user Maria asked her 12-year-old sister Noor to peel ...

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Renée Zellweger is a walking metaphor for the shameful way we treat aging women in Hollywood - Quartz

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 17:44

Quartz

Renée Zellweger is a walking metaphor for the shameful way we treat aging women in Hollywood
Quartz
A life in the spotlight. (Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico/Johannes Eisele/Phil McCarten/Mario Anzuoni/Lucas Jackson/Carlos Barria). Share. Written by. Caroline Siede. July 06, 2016. Given Hollywood's well-documented biases about women over the age of 40, ...

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Elie Wiesel's life was a metaphor for Israel and its politics - The Independent

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 19:30

The Independent

Elie Wiesel's life was a metaphor for Israel and its politics
The Independent
It's hard to imagine now, but for the 15 or 20 years following the event no one talked about the Holocaust. The capture and trial in Israel of Adolf Eichmann was the moment when that began to change. But no one did more to imprint the memory of the ...

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How the 'glass ceiling' became such a powerful – and problematic – metaphor - News & Observer

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 05:44

News & Observer

How the 'glass ceiling' became such a powerful – and problematic – metaphor
News & Observer
Again and again, Hillary Clinton and her campaign have made allusions to the “glass ceiling,” the metaphor that for decades has symbolized the struggle women face to reach the top levels of power. In a speech after reaching the number of delegates ...

Using a Visual Metaphor Pictogram to Enhance Communications - ATD (blog)

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:07

ATD (blog)

Using a Visual Metaphor Pictogram to Enhance Communications
ATD (blog)
Additionally, according to Mark Smiciklas in his book The Power of Infographics, some metaphoric icons can also have an emotional connection, such as references to food or animals. One metaphor used frequently to represent the vastness of a seemingly ...

Donald Trump's Rape Metaphor Says A Lot About His Views - Huffington Post

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 19:05

Huffington Post

Donald Trump's Rape Metaphor Says A Lot About His Views
Huffington Post
Additionally, when used metaphorically, rape often goes hand in hand with female objectification. While English isn't as gendered as some languages, everyday discourse is filled with semantic sexism and that sexism includes the default of objects as ...
Donald Trump Just Used "Rape" as a Gross Metaphor for US Trade DealsMic

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Poem of the week: Death makes dead metaphor revive by Denise Riley - The Guardian (blog)

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:29

The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: Death makes dead metaphor revive by Denise Riley
The Guardian (blog)
He gives the word “pupil” as an example: few of us now recognise there was once a metaphorical connection between the two meanings: the tenor (or, as Goatly prefers, “topic”), “young student” and the vehicle, “an opening in the eye's iris so as to ...