Mudcat Café message #3837740 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161431   Message #3837740
Posted By: DMcG
09-Feb-17 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Trump Enemies List
Subject: RE: BS: Trump Enemies List
Is "being taken seriously but not literally" any more than the latest excuse to say anything you happen to feel like on the grounds you don't have to justify it?

Metaphor, simile and analogy are all good and well understood ways of speaking that are to be taken seriously but not literally. Labelling a whole nation as rapists is none of those things.