"Our written language has a special code. The tricky part is learning figuring out the code, meaning what the letters represent and how our mouth moves as we say the words. Today, we are going to focus on learning how our mouth moves for /w/. We represent /w/ with the letter W. The side to side movement of a washing machine is like our mouth movement in making the sound /w/ and washing machine begins with W."
"Is it possible there's a hidden compartment in the washer somewhere where this stuff is hiding? I know it's farfetched and the key fob could conceivably have fallen out of my pocket anywhere, but I don't know what else could have happened to that pen.A washing machine is like a cow, with a 'second stomach, where it stores odd socks and sometimes other small items to ruminate on during the dark of night and in particular during the dark of the moon."
"For a woman, a washing machine is like a car for a guy :-)"
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.