The old site has gone and from now on we’re doing things a bit differently. Consider it subliminal advertising.

Wipe that simile off your face.
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 to express ourselves. 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 instant rational analysis.

Plus they’re good fun, which is more the point, really. Our aim is to tickle your brain with 100 of the most popular “like a...” similes as voted for by the Great British Public. You’ll laugh, you’ll wince, you’ll think, “ooo, that’s interesting”. Enjoy.












#@ See you next week (Like a randy milkman)

How we think determines the thoughts we have.
If we can think differently then we’ll probably have some rather unusual ideas, and that’s where “like a” comes in.