Mixing one’s metaphors

Given that one of my big interests outside software is wine, I was bound to find this article by Sam Sethi.

Comparing Microsoft’s strategy to the maturation of a fine wine is one thing.  Doing so in the same sentence as referring to their Windows and Office product range as “cash cows” that are “withering on the vine” is a mixed metaphor too far, Sam!

2 Responses to “Mixing one’s metaphors”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    I’m actually quite partial to the odd mixed metaphor, but the very same sentence has an “it’s” that should be an “its”. Arghh!

  2. sam sethi Says:

    Thanks for the feedback … promise to not mix my metaphors or write after a glass of wine.

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