Monday, May 25, 2009

Metaphorwatch: Latte, home

In the Heckler bit of the Sunday Age yesterday:

A Perth-based, British Virgin Islands-registered company called Firepower was selling a “magic pill” that it said extended fuel economy and eliminated vehicle emissions, a sort of Viagra for cars.

Viagra may extend penile fuel economy, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't eliminate your emissions.

Apologies to the metaphor crowd out there: I'm sure you think I'm barking up the short end of the straws without a paddle by even calling that example a metaphor.

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