Of similes and metaphors.
Amanda Lee Myers, or her headline writers at the AP, needs to learn the difference.
Here's the headline:
Crews Say Ariz. Fire a 'Caged-Up Coyote'
Which lead me to the smartass retort to myself, "No, it's a fire."
But then here's what was actually said (emphasis mine):
"This fire is like a caged-up coyote," said Mike Dondero, deputy incident commander for the fire. "It's trying to get out 24 hours a day."
Saying Thing A is like Thing B is not the same as saying Thing A is Thing B.
I amuse myself (and almost certainly only myself) with my grammatical smackdowns.
[H/T 2 Drudge.]