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Marrige Is Like A Slurpee

a: Marriage ~
b: a slurpee

What: "marriage is like a slurpee the first couple sips your like oh wow yes im glad i did this then bam outaa no where brain freeze ..... then the brain freeze eventually goes away.... but then your stupid enough to take another sip"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Nov 24 2011 1:19 PM


marriage is like fish balls

a: marriage ~
b: fish balls

What: "After deep frying the fish balls, you will notice that it become brownish and just like marriage, after several years of being tested, the whiteness, the color, and its beauty starts to change. Does it mean that marriage is getting weaker? Perhaps for the few but I believe that for many, it's just getting stronger. After you fry the fish balls, take a bite on one them and you will see that the inside is still white."

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Writer: Ray
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Date: Nov 24 2011 1:21 PM


Marriage As Rubiks Cube

a: Marriage ~
b: Rubiks Cube

What: There are 13 links between the 2. The first one is both "initially seem impossible". There are 12 others that convincingly link the 2.

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Writer: Alisa Bowman
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 24 2011 1:34 PM


Marriage As Invasion

a: Marriage ~
b: invading a country

What: "This might be off the wall, but it seems to me that getting married is like invading a country. Before you do it, you really do want to think things through, at least for several steps down the road. It's definitely not something you want to "slide into." Getting out is much harder than slipping in."

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Writer: J Eric
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Date: Apr 16 2012 4:13 PM


Gay marriage

a: Gay marriage ~
b: vegetarian bacon

What: "Nat's a man of contradictions. I would describe him as an open minded traditionalist. Here are a few Natisms; 'Gay marriage is like vegetarian bacon' (He's gay)"

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Writer: Laura and Sophie
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Date: Aug 5 2010 11:14 AM


Water Without The Wet

a: Gay marriage ~
b: dry water

What: "Gay marriage is like dry water. It doesn't exist. If two gay adults wish to hook up (pardon) then no one has a reason to object. Any type of union they wish to make is just fine as long as they both agree. Marriage is for a man and a woman, by definition. If straight people want to partner with someone of their own sex, they can, but they can't marry them."

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Writer: johnston.cliff
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 10:40 AM


It No Fit

a: Gay marriage ~
b: extension cords

What: See the link for a very puritanical monologue on homo-marriage.

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Writer: Mary's Rosary
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Date: Nov 19 2012 6:59 PM



a: Gay marriage ~
b: polygamy or bigamy

What: It's a states right issues. Methinks this is the issues raised in this article.

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Writer: Rep. Judy Biggert
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 7:02 PM


This No Make No Sense

a: Gay marriage ~
b: slavery

What: "Cardinal Keith O'Brien said countries which legalise gay marriage are "shaming themselves" by going against the "natural law," and should not consider their actions "progress". "

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Writer: Cardinal Keith O'Brien
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:05 PM


What's The Connection

a: Gay marriage ~
b: a 3 year old driving a car

What: "Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler believes that same sex marriage is like an uncle marrying his niece and a 50 year old marrying a 12 year old girl. Yes, she said that. She also believes that it is comparable to a 3 year old driving a car. At least, she didn't compare people to marrying dogs."

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Writer: Congresswoman Vicky
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 7:07 PM


All In The Family

a: Gay marriage ~
b: Marrying Your Brother

What: "Rick Santorum Says Gay Marriage Is Like Marrying Your Brother Or Niece, Sexual Abuse Higher In Gay Families"

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Writer: Rick Santorum
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:11 PM


Are The Sauages Good?

a: Gay marriage ~
b: breakfast

What: I guess every one is eating different stuff and everyone enjoys what they eat.

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Writer: not stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 7:15 PM


Government Governed Natural Rights

a: Gay marriage ~
b: granting the right to own slaves

What: "The DOMA simply makes more explicit the government's obligation to secure the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of the natural family. This obligation precludes government from fabricating other rights that impair them. In this respect, granting homosexuals the right to marry is like granting plantation owners the right to own slaves."

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Writer: Alan Keyes
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:18 PM


Very Superficial

a: Gay marriage ~
b: bikini tops and bras

What: They are the same but only one can be worn in public. This is the essence of this analogy.

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Writer: not stated
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:20 PM


Another Negative Association

a: Gay marriage ~
b: theft

What: "Gay people asking to fully legalize gay marriage is like robbers asking to legalize theft- obviously there's some bias. But throw in people willing to support it from an outside perspective, and you have yourself a much more credible argument."

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Writer: George Tinari
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 7:24 PM



a: Gay marriage ~
b: straight marriage

What: "We are monogamous." The link is too a series of articles that list the commonalities between the 2.

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Writer: Shannon Ralph
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:27 PM


A Male Cow And Male Horse?

a: Gay marriage ~
b: marrying a horse with a cow

What: "A gay marriage is like marrying a horse with a cow. If not for man and woman, there would not be the concept of MARRIAGE ! Two men or two women living together would never, in any society, at any time in history, ever invent the concept of marriage."

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Writer: Regular Guy
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:30 PM


The Homo Hood Ornament

a: Gay marriage ~
b: changing a hood ornament

What: "I am against gay marriage, I don't believe that it exists. Two Men ( or Women) can live together and call it marriage, but "marriage" is inherently a religious institution. Hence , a gay "marriage" is like changing the ornament on the hood of my 944 Porsche and proclaiming that it is now a ford f150."

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Writer: Michael D. Denny
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 19 2012 7:36 PM


Crazy In Australia

a: Gay marriage ~
b: legalizing child abuse

What: "Wendy Francis, a candidate for the Family First party in Australia, caused outrage after tweeting her views on same-sex marriage-she says "legitimizing" it would be like "legitimizing child abuse." Francis later retracted the tweets."

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Writer: Wendy Francis
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:39 PM


The Water That Is Dry, Like A Martini

a: Gay marriage ~
b: dry water

What: "They're a cloud of verbose fog spewing from your vacuous, bored little mind... This inane mindset of you & your tiny like"minded" herd don't suggest there's much promise in the next generation." "gay marriage" is like dry water, black suns, or square wheels ~ dreamland.

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Writer: johnno
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:44 PM


A Dirty Toilet??

a: Gay marriage ~
b: the toilets on the Titanic

What: "Worrying about gay marriage is like complaining that the toilets were backed up on the Titanic. It is evil, but it is not particularly relevant."

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Writer: Bob Lonsberry
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:47 PM


Gay Marriage=smoking Ban?

a: Gay marriage ~
b: smoking ban

What: "If you talk to ministers just now, they say, "Gay marriage is like the smoking ban. People thought they were against it, but when it happened, they just accepted it." I cannot prove this wrong, but the triviality of the comparison makes me suspicious. Marriage is a great, big, deep subject. There is no crying need to change it just because a vociferous lobby says we must. I recommend a policy which should surely unite all conservatives, trad or modernising - masterly inactivity."

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Writer: Charles Moore
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Date: Nov 19 2012 7:57 PM


Gay Marriage=shakers

a: Gay marriage ~
b: The Shakers

What: "Gay marriage is like The Shakers. If it were to become the prevailing societal force the human race would die out in short order. We're already destroying generations of children by promoting "Single Motherhood" and sentencing those children to live without fathers, and (for most of them) to grow up in poverty. These movements are utterly selfish in nature: They don't give a flip about "The Children". All they care about their own needs and wants."

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Writer: Buy Danish
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Date: Nov 19 2012 8:07 PM


The Gay Food

a: Gay marriage ~
b: food you don't like

What: "This analogy may seem irrelevant, but I find it pretty accurate no matter how stupid it seems. Gay marriage is like a food you don't like. You don't like that food, so obviously you would avoid it, yes? Well, why are others restricted to it because them enjoying that food does not effect you in any way."

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Writer: Amanda
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Date: Nov 19 2012 8:12 PM


Gay Wood Underware?

a: Gay marriage ~
b: legalizing wool underwear

What: "I believe legalizing gay marriage is like legalizing wool underwear. Might be uncomfortable to think about, but it doesn't affect me at all. Not like I'm gonna run out for some bulk-knit jockeys right away."

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Writer: rowan volvo
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Date: Nov 19 2012 8:13 PM


The Fetishistic Agenda

a: Gay marriage ~
b: a man wearing a maternity bra

What: "Gay marriage" is like a man wearing a maternity bra or a woman wearing boxer shorts. It is purely and simply, FETISHISTIC.

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Writer: Claire Khaw
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Date: Nov 19 2012 8:16 PM


Hmmmm

a: Gay marriage ~
b: An Unattractive Golf Putter

What: "It's like in golf," Trump told The New York Times. "A lot of people - I don't want this to sound trivial - but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."

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Writer: Donald Trump
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Date: Nov 19 2012 8:20 PM



a: Bad marriage ~
b: game of cards

What:

"They say that a bad marriage is like a game of cards. You start out with two hearts and a diamond - but end up wishing for a club and a spade."


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Writer: Ginita Wall
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Date: Feb 21 2015 2:52 PM



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