Thursday, January 15, 2009


From Beckyland, comes

Every year, English teachers from across the country submit their most amusing similes and metaphors gleaned from high school essays. I’m not sure if this is really true or simply an urban myth, but here are some of the “winners” from 2007. But even if some under-employed writer wearing only a tattered robe wrote them in an unheated basement, they’re still funny.

My favorite was, "she grew on him like she was a colony of E.Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef."

Check them out.


BeckEye said...

I've seen these before. I just wanted to say that "Beckyland" sounds like a really awesome place.

SkylersDad said...

I saw a list like that once and had this winner in it:

Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

Cormac Brown said...


Imagine that...all-Becky, all the time! So much better than Maroon 5 Island, right?

; )

Cormac Brown said...

Sky Dad,

I think that is perfect revenge on the student's part.

Doc said...

I read this list and it was damn funny, but I'm with you on the best one. After all what's funnier than Canadian beef?


paul d brazill said...

It's fab and reminds of the school essay which said. "Milton wrote Paradise Lost and then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.'

Becky said...

So glad ya'll stumbled into BeckyLand! And it's absolutely true ... BeckyLand is a really awesome place. Full of magical odors and melodious sounds. You should visit every day.

Would you please bring the coffee? Maybe a couple donuts?

Thanks ... Becky

Cormac Brown said...


The Canadian mad cow scare is still fresh in my mind, that's why I was laughing nervously.

Paulie Decibels,

Uh, yeah...


Welcome and I will visit, though I tend to be flaky when called on to bring food and coffee.

Gifted Typist said...

"It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools."

That's my fave, just to get you back for Canadian mad cow jab.

Cormac Brown said...


I didn't say Canadians were mad, though obviously I have you close to simmering ; P