The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166522 Message #4005039
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
18-Aug-19 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
There's nothing wrong with mixing some metaphors. It's just a matter of how well they're mixed. If you take two metaphors, say a slippery slope and a rocky road, and toss them together in a high-powered Acme Metaphor Mixer, what comes out is a steep slippery road with rocks in its ruts. The metaphors get mixed together so well that they're no longer distinguishable from one another.
But, be careful! The Acme Metaphor Mixer doesn't work with all metaphors. If you toss a chicken that came before an egg and a basket containing all your eggs into an Acme Metaphor Mixer, you only get a bunch of broken eggs mixed with feathers, bloody chicken meat, and scraps of basket.