Scientists warn of fog metaphors

21-11-11

EXPERTS have warned the dense fog over greater London will be used as a metaphor.

Neither Britain nor the planes can get off the ground. Like Foghorn Leghorn.

As the capital was enveloped in a thick miasma that seemed to symbolise Britain’s economic and cultural malaise, scientists said that was exactly the sort of shit you need to watch out for.

Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “I suspect Janet Daley is already 500 words into something amazing.

“It’ll start off being about how lots of planes are grounded at Heathrow , but – unless you’re some kind of gibbon – you’ll realise very quickly that the ‘planes’ are Britain and the ‘fog’ is the Eurozone.

“She’ll say the only way Britain can ‘take off’ – fantastic – is to clear the fog with a referendum.

“And then the Daily Telegraph will pay her more than you earn in a fortnight.”

At the Guardian, technicians are assembling a nine foot high, revolving metaphor which stars George Osborne as a Victorian ne’er-do-well robbing the innocent public sector while undercover of a thick fog which is both the financial crisis and the inevitable consequence of Britain’s post-industrial decline.

And the Daily Mail has warned that millions of immgrants have already
used the fog to steal your job, stressing this is not a metaphor and
that you will definitely arrive at work this morning to find a sneaky
Bulgarian drinking out of your mug and chatting to your former
colleagues about Christmas television adverts.

Brubaker added: “Newspapers are a dense fog full of people who want to urinate in your face.”

Meanwhile, a poll has found that seventy-two percent of Britons believe the fog is millions of escaping ghosts.

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