Commenter Of The Day: Fun With Figurative LanguageMatt Hardigree7/15/08 5:40pmFiled to: Commenter Of The DayCOTDkoala23EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe problem with analogies and metaphors is that they require some thought before use, and, when speaking or writing, most people aren't thinking. A good example would be a letter we wrote to a girl we liked in junior high. Reaching for our inner Neruda we described the cute brunette's hair by comparing it to a "flowing brown river," which conjures up an image of muddy, polluted stream in Central Africa. Not quite what we were going for. In today's post about the clap-ridden, car-riding koala there were some funny, observant comments. And then there was this possibly drunken, angry anti-koala screed by Muhnkee_2.