I'm searching for a quotation that was paraphrased to me as
Talking about sustainability should not be like doing taxes, it must be like writing a love letter.
The person (architect, with interest in sustainable design) who paraphrased this to me is certain this is not the actual quotation and citation, and believes it came to her attention within the past seven years.
posted by Prince_of_Cups
on Apr 15, 2013 -
So an exec at my company walks into my office, looks at my pictures of my wife and kids and says, "You really overpunted your coverage there."
I understand the (U.S.) football metaphor of punting past your coverage (i.e. giving the returner too much room to get a run started) ... but what is that metaphor supposed to mean here? That my birth control failed? That I married "out of my league" (ugh)? I couldn't figure it out, nor did I want to ask "what the hell does that mean?"
posted by mrgrimm
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Help me find a good metaphor or literary allusion for something that reflects whatever you'd like to see in it. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Jun 7, 2010 -
sportsmetaphorfilter: Is there a word/term for one player who is vastly, ridiculously better than everyone else in their league?
extra credit: It's not "ringer" unless you can convince me the term can be applied to someone who comes by their advantages honestly.
posted by thinkingwoman
on Jan 16, 2010 -
Fill in the blank: "He/she has the IQ of a _________." I've heard various phrases to refer to stupid people. Googling
brings up interesting simple or inanimate objects such as a sugar beet, tapeworm and dirty sock. (I've always used doorknob for some reason...) I'm looking for the ultimate funny comparison!
posted by adverb
on May 23, 2007 -
English, non-cliched way to say gestalt/forest for the trees/see the big picture? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jan 12, 2007 -
Is there a site that lists really good, humorous metaphors?
posted by wibbler
on Jul 29, 2004 -