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05 December 2008 @ 11:36 am
Meta/phor  
Person A: It's a good thing I don't like pickles.

Person B: Why is that?

Person A: Because if I liked pickles, I'd have to eat them, and I hate pickles!

[This is not in reference to anyone or anything on LJ. Seriously. I don't mean you. Or that post you're thinking of. It's from my life offline.]
 
 
 
fatcookfatcook on December 5th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Stepson: I don't like tomatoes!

Mom: Why not?

Stepson: Because I don't!

Verbatim conversation. You are not alone.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 5th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
That wasn't an actual conversation, that I know of (I read it as a joke somewhere, although clearly it's not an impossible conversation); it was more a metaphor for my reaction to something. Kind of. But not exactly.
Cymru Llewes: Oh yeahcymrullewes on December 6th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I don't like tomatoes because of the seeds. It took me ~years~ to figure out that as the reason.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 6th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Huh. The seeds are my favorite part.
Cymru Llewes: profilecymrullewes on December 7th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
I find the texture/tooth feel to be irritating and the taste to be bitter. Which is why I like tomato sauce but not tomato slices.

The funny thing is that I dislike ketchup because of the vinegar but I like mustards.
Jim Hetleyjhetley on December 5th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Makes perfect sense to me . . .
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 6th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
I thought so.
Ayesha: Galaxy (off web)browngirl on December 5th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
*laugh*

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 5th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
It is kind of funny in retrospect, but it wasn't particularly at the time. Meta/phor helps. (Post has been retitled ever so slightly.)
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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 5th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Except when it's ellipsecal . . . .
LeiaCatleiacat on December 6th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I recall seeing a very similar bit in the commentaries within The Annotated Alice. Carroll has evidently proposed a very similar dialogue (pertaining to asparagus) as subject for logical analysis in a letter to his sister.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 6th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
I think I've seen that.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on December 6th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
I read something like this years ago in a book about linguistics. The section in question was about how words get so wrapped up in their meaning, we start to think of them *as* their meaning.

"Pigs are rightly named. I mean, just look at 'em!"
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 6th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
That, too!
laurareylaurarey on December 6th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Heh. This reminded me of a quote by our former Prime Minister, Jean Chretien.


A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven.
Jean Chretien
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 6th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
TTTO "Mr. Ed"

A proof is a proof
From floor to roof
And we all believe that the proof is truth
How do we know the proof is truth?
Because the thing is proved!
zemhitchhiker on December 7th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
and if we had some ham we'd have some ham and eggs if we had some eggs!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 7th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
That, too.