Quote: "In the same way Islamic radicalism is one of the curses of our times, so is celebrity culture." Salman Rushdie, celebrity writer
Figure of Speech: analogy (an AL oh gee), the figure of parallel cases
"Analogy" comes from the Greek for "proportion." But after years of hiding from radical Islamic assassins, Rushdie now dates hottie "Star Trek" empress Padma Lakshmi. Which curse would you choose?
No figure currently exists for a wildly disproportionate analogy, so let's make one up. Call it a rushdy.
Snappy Answer: "Let's invade Hollywood!"
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