Main Analogy Backfire Discussion

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05:45:21 AM Jul 18th 2013
Just to be clear, this isn't just "uses an incorrect analogy" but it has to be commented on, correct? Because I see a fair amount of use on the site that mentions analogies, but the only time it gets called out is on the page, not in the work itself.
09:09:07 PM Dec 25th 2011
Everything Millhouse says in the Simpspons, I am going to delete. "We were like Romeo and J Juliet except it ended up in tragedy" "This is like Speed 2, only with a bus instead of a boat"

None of those quotes, although they are bad metaphors, none of these analogies actually backfired. Homer get's a pass with "It's like David VS Goliath, but this time David won" because Lisa made a mental note during the scene Homer makes that comment. And Wiggum get's a pass because he said what he said during a live interview, and therefore would of created an embarrassing moment for him.
01:36:38 PM Dec 3rd 2010
Isn't the page image more an example of Metaphorgotten?
01:58:45 PM May 27th 2011
I agree. The page image should be changed
01:21:09 AM Sep 28th 2010
I cut this one:
* In M* A* S* H, Hawkeye charges into action in "Tea and Empathy" by saying "It'll be like Concord and Lexington all over again."
Because it's not a backfire. Last time I checked, Hawkeye's country won at Concord and Lexington.
12:37:10 PM Jul 6th 2010
  • The Pointer Sisters song (which was written for them by Bruce Springsteen) "Fire" contains the lyrics "Like Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah". Clearly, the words are meant to evoke the burning passion of the two couples (while ignoring the Unfortunate Implications of invoking those particular lovers).
    • The words are meant, like all the other words of that song, to suggest that she's doing something against her better judgement that will end in catastrophe. So not really an Analogy Backfire.
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