A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

​Trash and trains: thoughts on metaphor

Recently my social network feeds were filled with posts about the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). One metaphor in particular struck me, partly because so many people were using the same language: “a dumpster fire”. That got me thinking about metaphors for “a disaster”. I’d heard “dumpster fire” before, but […]

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What do you mean “zombie”?

I’ve been thinking about zombies this morning. I’m not into the whole zombie thing, but I realized this morning I should’ve been paying closer attention because the meaning of the word zombie, even used metaphorically, has changed. I really enjoyed the episode of Castle last night and one of the things I liked was that […]

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