Monday, November 7, 2011

Albacore & Canker Sore

bwhahahaha ... before I started this post, I did a little Google search ... the BEST result:

Rhymes with METAPHOR (from:

albacore, ... at death's door, ... Barrymore, canker sore, carnivore, ... commodore, ... corridor, ... dinosaur, ... Ecuador, either-or, Eleanor, elector, ... general store, go in for, guarantor, ... herbivore, heretofore, humidor, in line for, ... Labrador, licensor, Lipitor, ... man-of-war, manticore, matador, meteor, micropore, Minotaur, mirador, more and more, ... pompadour, predator, promisor, pterosaur, saddle sore, ... sycamore, ... troubadour, tug-of-war, two-by-four, uncalled-for, underscore, ... warrantor

Do I need to say more?

Be VERY glad I did NOT use a picture of a canker sore ... YIKES!!

Well, okay two more things:

Definition of metaphor (
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)
Great example of metaphor:
"The guy was starting to creep me out. Still, as far as creeps go, he was a benchwarmer in the minor leagues. I played in the majors" (WANNA GET LUCKY? page 29).
Do you utilize metaphors in your writing?


  1. A benchwarmer in the minor leagues...too funny!

    I love a good metaphor.

  2. LOVE metaphors. They're harder for me to original with than similes, but I still try to pen some good ones. :)

  3. Metaphor is fun. I've always loved trying to find new ways to describe something familiar.

    I loved the list! I found myself reading it fast like a poem. It had me laughing by the time I reached "pompadour"!