James Brown felt like a sex machine, Madonna felt like a virgin and Outkast asked us to shake it like a Polaroid picture, although quite why was never explained. What all three had in common was a penchant for that funky little figure of speech, the simile.
Pop stars or postmen, princes or paupers, we all use this sort of imagery every time we speak. It makes our thoughts more vibrant, more accurate and more entertaining. Take away our imagery and we are poor indeed. But there’s more to it than that. Simile and metaphor are at the heart of abstract thinking. They help us get our feeble human brains around concepts that defy rational analysis. Plus they’re good fun, which is more the point, really.
This lickle book aims to tickle your brain with the top 100 “like a...” similes as voted for by you, the Great British Public. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you’ll mainly think, “ooo, that’s interesting”.
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Our book is £15 inc. p&p.