Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Analogies That Make You Say "Hmm..."


  • From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and "Jeopardy" comes on at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30.
  • Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
  • Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
  • They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth
  • He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
  • Just like (or as) a bicycle rider lifts his butt from the seat when he sees a bump coming, so Bob pulled back, emotionally, when Alice got angry
  • She danced with the grace and elegance of a pregnant cow
  • The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease

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