The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Gourmetaphor


Gourmetaphor (N.)

Variables: Gourmetaphoric, Gourmetaphorist.

Roots: Gourmet & Metaphor (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A metaphor that uses a classic food image for something very different.

Example: “Your eyes,” said Virgil in a characteristic and alienating gourmetaphor, “your eyes are the shivering claws of a lobster going straight into the boiler — extremely edible, in their appetizing despair.”


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Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.