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By Mardy Grothe

The work of art in eating places are on a par with the foodstuff in museums.

America is a gigantic frosted cupcake in the midst of hundreds of thousands of ravenous people.

Critics are like pigs on the pastry cart.

Describing whatever via bearing on it to a different factor is the essence of metaphorical suggestion. it's one of many oldest actions of humankind—and some of the most amazing while performed skillfully. all through heritage, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations which are so superb they've got taken up an everlasting place of abode in our minds.

In I by no means Metaphor I Didn't Like, citation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his consciousness at the 3 superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. the result's a rare compilation of approximately 2,000 feats of organization that would entertain, train, and infrequently motivate citation fanatics everywhere.

In this highbrow smorgasbord, the writer of Oxymoronica and Viva los angeles Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth means prior to taking readers on a travel of history's maximum be aware photos. In chapters on wit, love, intercourse, degree and reveal, insults, politics, activities, and extra, you will discover quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.

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Their factory in Zeiningen also contained a large display room to attract customers. When they arrived, the Naefs would take them round the factory. Showing customers that Naef toys were manufactured in accordance with strict quality Oben: Ausstellung im Heimatwerk, Zürich. Mitte: Messestand in Frankfurt a. Main. Unten: Kurt Naef erprobt einen Prototypen. Top: Exhibition at Heimatwerk, Zurich. Centre: Exhibition stand in Frankfurt/Main. Bottom: Kurt Naef tests a prototype. standards was not only a good advertisement for their products, but also helped to boost mutual trust.

This is a very instructive process, and often inspires some good suggestions and improvements. At the same time, before any toy is mass-produced, it is necessary to establish whether it really is a novelty, infringes on any patents and meets international safety standards. Kurt Naef has often developed prototypes that he found unconvincing after working on them for a while. But he has never thrown away any part of them – on the contrary. In his early days in Basel, and later on in Zeiningen, too, he kept a comprehensive collection of his ideas.

Bevor ein Spiel als reif für die Produktion gilt, probiert Kurt Naef die Prototypen in fortgeschrittenem Zustand mit Kindern und Erwachsenen aus, ein lehrreicher Vorgang, der oft schon zu guten Anregungen und Verbesserungen geführt hat. Und gleichzeitig ist vor der Serienproduktion zu überlegen, ob das Spiel wirklich neu ist, ob es keine Patentrechte verletzt und den internationalen Standards für Sicherheit entspricht. Kurt Naef hat oft Prototypen von Spielen entwickelt, die ihn auch nach längerer Beschäftigung noch nicht überzeugten.

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