Today I want to take a look at some common similes. These are similes that we probably use on a daily basis and don’t even think about the fact that they are similes because they have become so cliche. However, cliche can actually be fun sometimes!
Cliche Simile #1: Cute as a kitten. This simile always strikes me as funny because there are some people in the world who don’t find kittens cute at all. Take a look this Oatmeal comic. There are some definite concerns there about the stability of the feline mind.
Cliche Simile #2: Happy as a clam. At what point did anyone ever determine the happiness of a clam? Is that even possible?
Cliche Simile #3: Snug as a bug in a rug. This one is just silly (or asinine if you looked at the latest WWW post). No bug is going to be snug in any rug. They’re just going to crawl right around the carpet fibers and get out. Duh!
Cliche Simile #4: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. If you think this simile is true, then you keep buying the boxes of chocolate that don’t have the labels on the bottom or on the sheet that covers the chocolates. Stop buying the unlabeled boxes! No one wants to be surprised by the cream-filled. They all want to go straight for the caramel!
Are there any similes that you have that are just plain ridiculous? Please share them in the comments.