Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1. Compiling a list of ten analogies is about as much fun as unanesthatized bowel surgery. (Zero Punctuation)

2. It had that eerie, surreal quality like when you're on vacation and jeopardy comes on at 7 pm instead of 7:30. (Top 25 Analogies)

3. Jake was stubborn. Trying to convince him that he was wrong was like trying to convince Republicans that women had rights; it just wouldn't work.

4. My laugh is deep and hearty, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. (Top 25 Analogies)

5. Her eyes were like two brown circles with little black dots in them. (Bad High School Analogies)

6. My vocabulary is as bad as, like, whatever. (Top 25 Analogies)

7. Ninjas have the power to disappear unnoticed, the period after the Dr on a Dr Pepper can. (Bad High School Analogies)

8. His hard, angry manner provoked hatred and distrust like Jessica Alba provokes animalistic lust.

9. John and Mary had never met, like two hummingbirds who had also never met. (Top 25 Analogies)

10. Listening to my analogies is like having your ear canals raped by a man wearing a sandpaper condom. (Zero Punctuation)


An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for ESL students and learners to understand.

example:A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

A Blessing In Disguise:
Something good that isn't recognized at first.

A Chip On Your Shoulder:
Being upset for something that happened in the past.

A Dime A Dozen:
Anything that is common and easy to get.

A Doubting Thomas:
A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

A Drop in the Bucket:
A very small part of something big or whole.

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:
It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:
Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.

Idioms Expression

An idiomatic expression are common phrases or sayings whose meanings cannot be understood by the individual words or elements.

Examples of these idioms are "Baker's Dozen", "Funny Farm" and "Cold War".
Idiomatic expressions are also non-standard speech, slang or dialect that are natural to native speakers of a language.

Examples of these idioms are "Apples and Pears" for stairs and "Ruby Murray' for curry


Adjectives are descriptive words. An adjective is a word which qualifies a noun, that is, shows or points out some distinguishing mark or feature of the noun.

A black dog
An angry man
A round theatre


Imperatives are verbs used to give orders, commands and instructions. The form used is usually the same as the base form. It is one of the three moods of an English verb. Imperatives should be used carefully in English; to give firm orders or commands, but not as much when trying to be polite or show respect to the other person.

EG: Give me that tape, please.


Definition: An Analogy is a likeness or similarity between things that are otherwise unlike.

Examples: Sleep and death - they share a lack of animation and a recumbent position.

Analogy is the comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship but different meaning. Analogies provide insights

Antonyms and Synonyms

Antonyms: are words with the opposite meaning to another word.

Synonyms: (Grouped by Similarity of Meaning) of verb