Friday, 8 March 2013
Too Appropriate Metaphors IV
A storm was brewing. (National Geographic documentary describing the approach of the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs. A storm wasn’t brewing, an asteroid was approaching!)
At Primrose Hill drivers have an uphill battle. BBC News Jan 2013 (Yes, they’re trying to drive uphill in the snow. And I think you meant “uphill struggle”.)
Djakarta is brought to its knees by rising flood waters. BBC News Jan 2013 (If the waters are rising you don’t want to kneel down.)
It intended to water down its liquidity rules.
So you’ve won the Derby three years on the trot? Countryfile 2013
Synchronised swimming has taken great strides. BBC Aug 9 12
The thoroughbred’s limb is also its Achilles heel. Inside Nature’s Giants (That probably IS its Achilles tendon. Except that it’s actually a finger joint.)
These felled trees are the beavers’ handiwork! (Springwatch – surely toothiwork)
We would discourage the wearing of rings as a rule of thumb.
with all this water on tap (Documentary on wildlife in Australian outback – the water is in ponds, raised by windmills.)
Too Appropriate Metaphors Part III, with links to Parts II and I