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Thinking literally

The surprising ways that metaphors shape your world

By Drake Bennett
Globe Staff / September 27, 2009

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WHEN WE SAY someone is a warm person, we do not mean that they are running a fever. When we describe an issue as weighty, we have not actually used a scale to determine this. And when we say a piece of news is hard to swallow, no one assumes we have tried unsuccessfully to eat it. (Full article: 1751 words)

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