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Thursday, 10 December 2009
Clich? corner
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Remember those analogies you get in tests?

Hand is to glove as foot is to ball/boot/mouth.
Up is to down as back is to front/back/side/stairs/ladies' chamber.

Journalists use them a lot, and they are nearly always limp. Asking "Can Britain Rise Above the Latte?", Chloe Lambert milks the analogy format and demonstrates that she is to The Times as bears are to the woods.

As with wine, over time we have learnt about coffee’s origins and how it is made. Starbucks may be the chardonnay of the Noughties — once considered the height of sophistication, now somewhat falling out of favour.

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Latte is to coffee what Stock, Aitken and Waterman is to music.

Stock, Aitken and Waterman are the Liebfraumilch of the 80s, and possibly the new black.

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Posted on 12/10/2009 9:42 AM by Mary Jackson
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