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

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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.