"American culture and assimilation and acculturation. Assimilation is like a pie. and acculturation is like a salad."
"Whereas assimilation is like adding a tasty ingredient to the mixing bowl, multiculturalism is like a pile of Lego bricks which, it is assumed, will all fit perfectly together to create a wonderful nation."
"Assimilation is like placing files in a file cabinet, while accommodation is like needing to add new folders, or rearrange existing ones"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.