April 5th, 2012


Nontransitivity of Metaphor

  • "We live in a world of isses, not a world of shoulds"
  • "We live in a world of maybes and half-truths, not a world of isses"

The relationship between these two things that I might imagine telling a child amuses me; either they contracdict each other, or they are building in the same direction but the simplification doesn't leave a working-or-stronger metaphor, just confusion.