"Goiás is very much like Texas. A wealthy place, with very sincere and warm people.
They say Goiania is like Dallas. Lots of money, many luxury cars and millionaire buildings.
There has been a surge in violence lately, but still is a great place to live in."
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.