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Friday, October 14, 2011

Breakfast: A Complicated Architectural Metaphor

Breakfast: the cornerstone of your food day.

But it can't be as simple as that! A day doesn't have a cornerstone. Try again.

Breakfast: the cornerstone of the foundation of your food day.

This does a much better job of telling the truth about what breakfast is, what breakfast does, what it accomplishes, the part it plays, and how it fits in. But as a metaphor, it still falls a bit short. Because a day doesn't have a foundation any more than it has a cornerstone!

Breakfast: the cornerstone of the foundation of the edifice of your food day.

Perfect! Now you're ready to face anything.

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