Misuse of Metaphors

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    Not a metaphor I misuse, but I figure out which of my students are actually paying attention on day one by giving them a little jolt during my boot camp intro to class speech with this nugget:

    “I don’t mind if you use laptops or tablets to take notes on during class, but don’t let me catch you on your FaceSpace or your MyBook...”

    I’ve of course had to update that to their InstaChat and their SnapGram over the years to still seem cool to the Millennial masses, but you get the gist. Lol
     
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    another from Yogi (as told by TV broadcaster) - in old Yankee stadium, shadows from the light standards would cross the pitcher's mound around the 8th inning during a day game. Yogi said "It gets late early out there"
     
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    This whole thread is just mixing fire with fire.
     
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    Not really a metaphor...

    (running a car in the shop)
    I've got carbon dioxide poisoning!
     
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