Category Archives: Metaphor

Russia in 2014: Recapitulating 1914?

In 1914, the world was dominated by great and belligerent empires, including the British Empire, the Tsarist Russian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the powerful Prussian dynasty. The situation was unstable, so that triggering World War I … Continue reading

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What is Brain Porn-Popcorn?

Brain porn-popcorn is anything that captures the attention entirely, then leaves the brain with something to chew on. It could be an image, a moving musical phrase, a catchy slogan, a teasing tactile sensation, a joke, an entrancing fragrance or … Continue reading

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Words are Slippery and Thought is Viscous

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. Henry Brooks Adams Found in Quotes About Words You may think that the slipperiness of words would be … Continue reading

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