Who knows whether this thread will fly like a kite, or drop down the pages of this forum like an ice-axe dropped from the west face of Mount Everest, but I'll run this up the flagpole and see who salutes. How about a thread where we come up with metaphors, then challenge the next person to come up with one? I'll give a metaphor. "I've only got your best interests at heart," she said with a smile as fake as the 'Mona Lisa' I purchased for twenty-five francs in a Paris back alley. And the challenge: Express through metaphor a really soft, crumbly chocolate cake. If anyone's interested, respond by giving a metaphor and then another challenge.