trying to avoid embarrassment
"Trying to avoid embarrassment is like the proverbial nailing of Jello to a wall: it's hard to do and probably not worth the mess."
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.