Coping with figurative language

Two recent cartoons on figurative language. Yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine:


And today’s Dilbert:


In #1, Pig takes the figurative saying “There are plenty of fish in the sea” literally, and comes up with a fish as a replacement (an unsatisfactory one) for his lost Pigita.

In #2, Dilbert’s pointy-headed boss produces a novel analogy — which Dilbert then brings to life.

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