"Our tongues are almost a third of the surface area of our mouth and the rich surface of papillae is like a deep-pile carpet making the tongue an excellent trap for decaying food debris and bacteria."
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.