December 6th, 2007


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Discussion (18)¬

  1. Kez says:

    best metaphor ever.

  2. Tindi says:

    Seconded, Kez

  3. The Dark Ferret says:

    Laughed. My. Ass. Off!

  4. Jon says:

    Holy carp. All the hilarity, awesomeness, and bizarrity, but THIS is what I had to comment on. That is indeed probably the best metaphor ever spoken by a rodent. Or possibly anything with fur.

  5. BunnyRock says:

    Naughty Digger! The comment “Quicker’n” makes it quite clear that the porpoise/snot comment was simile and not metaphor! Accursed confused idiom!

    On the other hand is someone tried to point out the difference between simile and metaphor to me whilst I was being chased my those foul cold servants I’d go to work on them with a pickaxe handle if I thought I had time.

    And shrews aren’t rodents Jon, but its a common misconception. They are members of the order Soricomorpha, like moles.

    yeah… feel free to throw things. I cant help it…

  6. Jiyambi says:

    Might I just say that I want a troll. So badly. They are like, the cutest things ever imagined.

  7. Squeegy says:

    Actually, BunnyRock, it’s a metaphor. Similes use ‘like’ or ‘as’.

  8. NexoxEnigma says:

    Nobody wants to hear this, but a simile is a subset of metaphore, so there are situations where both titles apply… /pedant

  9. Rista-liehna says:

    No, BunnyRock is right, it is a simile. The use of the phrase “quicker than” makes it a comparison to a real thing, not an unconnected hypothetical situation. (In this universe, I’m not sure it would surprise me…) If the trolls were /slower/, Surka would have said “as quick as” instead. The “like” or “as” thing is a rule of thumb; there are exceptions to almost every rule.

  10. Rowanmdm says:

    Does anyone else think the troll in the last panel is wagging its tale while waiting for Digger to get on? I want a troll!

  11. Teragon says:

    PMSL~!!!!!!! I hope its not “dry” snot

  12. Sammi says:

    Second Rowanmdm. Cute tail-wagging trolls are cute.

  13. Hunter says:

    I agree with Digger…that’s got to be the weirdest metaphor I’ve ever heard.

  14. Taylor says:

    I wonder if they are slimy

  15. Kelardry says:

    | Talk |
    | Like |
    | a |
    | Cold| |
    | Servant |

  16. Emma says:

    Keladry, that was a ridiuclously funny comment

  17. Lord the 22nd says:

    This page is both adorable and disgusting at once.

  18. BunnyRock says:

    @Lord the 22nd: Like a zombie kitten!