The use of metaphors enlivens any communication, be it verbal or written. Read below for a few funny metaphors.

Funny Metaphors

Metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to explain one idea by comparing it with another idea. This comparison becomes a metaphor only when both the ideas are different, but are similar in a totally different aspect.  Metaphor is also an effective and powerful tool to convey perception and meaning into a sentence or phrase. Because of metaphor, the underlying emotion and intent of the sentence or phrase comes across powerfully. For example, describing a girl who wears many colors at once with the sentence ‘Rita wears different colors of clothes all at once” proves to be far less effective in conveying the idea than ‘Rita is a walking color wheel, always wearing just about every shade possible, all at once’. Comparing the girl to a color wheel presents a more striking image. As you can see the two ideas, the girl and the color wheel are very different but are joined in the similarity that they have a number of different colors. As such, metaphor is widely used in literature and rhetorical speech to add life to the communication. However, metaphor should not be confused with a simile. In a metaphor, the comparison of two things is not explicit and so the words ‘than’, ‘as’, and ‘like’, which are used in a simile, are not used. Given below are a number of examples of metaphors that will tickle your funny bone.

Hilarious Metaphors

  • Her hair is a fierce lion's mane, never washed and sticking out in wild directions.
  • He is a stainless steel ruler, tall, straight and always measured in response.
  • Her house is a wild circus act, decked out in hot pink and lavender, coated with green dots.
  • His face is a blue moon pocked with craters.
  • Her eyes were darting searchlights, scanning the room for her rival.
  • When he ate, he was a crocodile, opening wide and snapping his jaws suddenly for the kill.
  • Her purse was a soft-sided trash bin, filled to the top with bits of used tissues, crumpled papers, and a half-eaten apple.
  • This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you've got a moment, it's a twelve-storey crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour porterage and an enormous sign on the roof saying 'This Is a Large Crisis’.
  • They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Julie’s teeth.
  • The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
  • He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
  • The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, resembling a dog at a fire hydrant.
  • She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, which reminds you of the sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
  • The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.
  • Jason was a squashed Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup after falling from 12 stories, and hitting the pavement.
  • Even in his last years, Granddad’s mind was a steel trap, only the one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
If you know how to use funny metaphors to lighten up your speech, then you won’t ever fall short of listeners. Given above are some examples of hilarious metaphors to help you get an idea on using metaphors.

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