For background on why no one should use the “like a frog in a pot of slowly warming water” metaphor…
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You don’t often have a chance to use the word “decerebrated.” But it applies here.
Can the frog jump before the water boils?, wonders a New York Times headline about China's political scene.
A missing Chinese figure returns to the scene.
Tennis players, politicians, robots, and Canadians -- all gone wild.
If you drop some frog eggs into a pot of boiling water, they hop right out. But put them in a nice pool of pleasantly warm water...
A savant uses a fresh and accurate metaphor
A reminder of why pictures, and even drawings, are worth so many words
When looking for an animal-themed metaphor, down with the boiled frogs, and up with the scorpions!
If you throw an environmentalist into a convention of Birthers, he'll storm right out. But if you gradually start whispering Birther theories...
Someone figures out the boiling frog conundrum
What would boiled frogs say about the "Ground Zero mosque"?
The two latest occurrences of a fictitious but irresistible cliche
A tragic and unintended human case study of what happens if living things are plunged into a cauldron of boiling water. Do they jump right out, like the famous "boiled frog"? Unfortunately, no.
A scientist tells us that it's hard to separate fact from fiction these days. How right he is!