Monday, July 13, 2009

Unfortunate metaphors similes of the day

The television host Joan Lunden, 58, has become a celebrity spokeswoman for surrogacy since she and her second husband, Jeff, became parents of two sets of twins, now 4 and 6. ... Although she considers her children too young for a talk about embryos and uteruses, Ms. Lunden already has a metaphor ready for when the time comes: cupcakes. “It’s almost like we can’t cook the cupcakes in our oven because the oven is broken,” she said. “We’re going to use the neighbor’s oven.” --The New York Times

There are other cryptic crosswords Ms. Miller can play to fill the void, she said, like the puzzle in Harper’s Magazine. But in her opinion, no constructors can match the “brilliance” of Ms. Cox and Mr. Rathvon. “You get the pleasure of solving each clue, so there’s that ‘aha’ moment over and over -- it’s like having multiple orgasms,” she said. --The New York Times


ChefNick said...

A little knowledge is truly a dangerous thing! Being able to speak English is a privilege, not a right.

Knatolee said...

Cupcakes and crosswords, oh my!