Sunday, June 21, 2009

Analogically Faulty

"Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 m.p.h., the other from Topeka at 7:47 p.m. at a speed of 35 m.p.h."

From "Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay", The Washington Post, cited in Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . Understanding Philosophy through Jokes, p 38.

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