Friday, March 05, 2004

When good metaphors go bad

I recently came across this quote from an associate director of the NYC Poison Control Center: "A lot of people assume they're going to smell something. But they won't. [Carbon Monoxide] is colorless and odorless -- that's why it's called the silent killer."

Ummm...did I miss the part where people assume they're going to hear something?

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