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    And Thy Hips Are Like a Burger Which Thou Hast Supersized

    boucherburger2.jpgQuote:  "Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies."  Song of Solomon  4:5

    Figure of Speechblazon, the physical description of a lover.

    Solomon's Song of Songs is the the most daring part of the Bible -- not just poetically, but from the relationship standpoint.  You try comparing your lover's breasts to a pair of deer.

    Shakespeare makes fun of the blazon in Sonnet 130, the one that says his "mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun."  "If hairs be wires," he chortles, "black wires grow on her head."  Shakespeare clearly had plenty of time to write at night.

    Snappy Answer:  "I know a surgeon who can turn them into a pair of moose."

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