Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Growth Of A Simile 

Poor Greece.  It has become the new negative simile for the world.  The latest is New Jersey.  But, I've seen Spain compared to Greece, Portugal, California and the US Government.  No one has asked Greece how it feels about being the pariah of the world.  The simile is not exact, of course, because Greece's circumstances are unusual.  About the closest real comparison to the country are other countries in the Euro-zone,  But, that doesn't stop politicians and journalists from using Greece anyway.  One wonders if it is laziness.


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