Monday, December 14, 2009

Shots Rang Out

Okay, I don't have a recommended blog for you today because my internet connection is all wonky and my links aren't working. Curses on the Internet gremlins!

However, I have something almost as good- Student Metaphors & Analogies!

*drum roll*

1. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
2. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
3. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soups.
4. Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
5. Shots rang out, as shots are known to do.

Do you have a favorite today? I love #4, but #5 makes me chuckle too.

And a word of caution: Watch out for the internet gremlins!

20 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

These are my favorite posts! The grandpappy with a rusted steel trap for a mind is pretty awesome.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I'm glad you're enjoying them! I'm sad- I only have one post left and then I'm going to have to dig some more up!

Matthew Delman said...

I keep trying to figure out how number 3 would actually look, and the result is some massive kind of splatter, but I love number 1 dearly. "like underpants without Cling Free" -- classic!

Tamika: said...

I love these! My favorites are 1 and 3, but 4 is a gem too!

Jill Edmondson said...

This isn't exactly metaphors and analogies (some are) but this link has some funny malapropisms and screwy sentences from students:

http://www.theotherpages.org/quote-08.html

A couple of favourites:

The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube. - from Student Bloopers

The government of England was a limited mockery. - from Student Bloopers

Magna Carta provided that no free men should be hanged twice for the same offense. - from Student Bloopers

Cheers, Jill
"Blood and Groom" is now in stores!
www.jilledmondson.com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love #1 and #2! ;-) Have a great day, Stephanie. Watch out for those gremlins!

Renee Pinner said...

I don't know which to pick they're all so cute. I do love #1s use of Cling Free, though. Students are fun. If you're running out of these posts, maybe you could just give them another assignment. They're bound to provide more entertainment.

JenE said...

I have to choose #1 as my favorite today!

Valerie Geary said...

Stupid gremlins...

Stephanie Thornton said...

Valerie & Shannon- Those naughty gremlins! It appears they've left my computer which is good. It was crashing every two minutes on my last night.

JenE & Matt- The Cling Free one is pretty fun, isn't it?

Renee- I was thinking of doing that. Sometimes I wish I had more time in the semester, but not really. Breaks are too wonderful!

Jill- Thanks for the recommendation! Those ones you posted are hilarious so I'll definitely check them out.

Tamika- Yeah, I think #4 is awesome.

Mary said...

I love these! I can't decide which is my favorite thought. Maybe #1 or #4. Oh, they're all funny.

V. S said...

These are great! It is between #1 and #4 for me.

L. T. Host said...

I love #2! "...exactly like a bowling ball wouldn't." It's funny cuz it's true, haha.

Paul Greci said...

I loved numbers two and four. Brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

Bane of Anubis said...

One and Four. These kids are precious.

Guinevere said...

These are great! I love the Hefty bag full of vegetable soups!

Also, can I just say that I found your blog today... and you had me at Hatshepsut? Her story is great. I'd read a novel about her!

Bethany Mattingly said...

Number 2 had me in giggles :) I love these!!

Lorel Clayton said...

I kind of like #2. I'm worried for my sanity today :)

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

#4 and that because I'm able to relate to it for it rings true, which makes it powerful.
I love these and I'm happy you've shared them with me.
Warm regards,
simone

Stephanie L. McGee said...

1 and 4. Definitely.