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28 Post author: RobbBB 21 July 2014 10:14PM

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Comment author: Unnamed 22 July 2014 06:31:57AM 13 points [-]

How about "politics is a minefield"?

I see that shminux & Yvain have already used that phrase in their comments.

Comment author: RobbBB 22 July 2014 08:43:21AM 3 points [-]

People think they already know what that means, so it won't signal 'stop! new idea incoming!' And it's losing its status as metaphor, in the same way 'that's the way the cookie crumbles' is no longer a vivid, attention-grabbing comparison to mentally simulated baked goods.

Comment author: Yvain 24 July 2014 01:08:57AM 0 points [-]

That sounds like a pretty good compromise.