This is a brand new blog designed to help people understand how metaphors are used in American newspapers, magazines, radio shows and TV news broadcasts. A few years ago, I started collecting these metaphors as a project for my ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Four years later I have written a book with more than 2000 metaphors in 54 different categories!
I am hoping to be able to publish the book as soon as possible. In the meantime, I have started this blog to share examples and explanations of a few metaphors each week as they appear in the media. If you love politics and linguistics, this blog is for you!
Click on the tabs to learn more about my research and the purposes of this blog. Comments and questions are welcome!