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July 5, 2010

#762: Analogies


[[Two men sit in front of the TV, one on the couch, the other on the floor. A woman stands by the TV set.]]

Woman: While I’m up, does anyone want a sandwich?

Man 1: Is “sandwich” a metaphor?

Woman: No, I’m bad at metaphors. But I could try a simile.

Man 1: I guess that’s


a metaphor. Sure.

[[As the woman starts to walk away, the men continue to speak.]]

Man 2: Well, “a simile is like a metaphor” is a simile.

Man 1: Is that simile itself a metaphor for something?

Man 2: Maybe it’s a metaphor for analogy.

[[The two men are still sitting in the same place while the woman is out of the panel.]]

Man 1: Similes


metaphors in that they’re both analogies.

Woman: Analogies are like sandwiches in that I’m making one now.