By definition, an analogy is to assist someone in understanding an unknown object by comparing it to a well known or universal symbol. Such as to compare Goatse and Your Mom for gaping assholes. It has nothing to do with tubes or pipes.
It is sometimes difficult to diagnose exactly what an analogy is. Sometimes you will be confused as to whether you have a simple comparison, or an actual analogy. When Sammy Stephens claims that Flea Market Montgomery is just like a mini-mall, it's not an analogy because he's not trying to explain the unique properties of his store. Rather, he is comparing and even equating his store to other types retail outlets.
Now, an analogy would be to say that an airsoft gun is like a real gun, except that it shoots plastic pellets instead of lead bullets like a gun should. Kinda like how your mom sucks tits, unlike the delicious cock she was intended. Or how My Chemical Romance is about as hard as your flaccid peen, unlike, say, Slayer, who made a profession out of beheading you and fans like you.
Analogies and your education
Despite all the controversy surrounding the English language and the fails it generates, analogies are not as complex as you might think. In fact, most U.S. schools teach Analogies in about the third or fourth grade, as making comparisons should be (and are) that simple. If you went to college in hopes of learning about analogies, go ahead and become An Hero
Analogies, Internets, and YOU!
So what does this senseless faggotry have to do with you, or much less, the Internet on a whole? Well, aside from discussing how much Voldo looks like Scorpius looks like A Borg looks like Robocop who acted in Above the Clouds which is exactly where Cowboy Bebop takes place, which is made by the same guy who did Samurai Champloo which is like Inuyasha, but over 9000 times less gay than Outlaw Star.
((Images to come, folks.))
|Analogy is part of a series on Language & Communication|