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If You See A Mixed Metaphor, Say Something!

images.jpegSarah Palin made a big splash in the spiderwebs of the Internets last night, mixing metaphors about political leaders and warplanes. BoingBoing linked to an illustrated version of this quote:

“As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska.”

Just like Calculated Risk catches wild similes in the financial press, you should be the first line of defense against the rising tide of purple prose. As guardians of the printed word, GalleyCat readers should monitor these breaches of metaphorical boundaries. Or maybe we should encourage them, in the interest of literary innovation.

Either way, email us your favorite contorted figures of speech from this madcap election season for one mind-bending post.

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