Ok, I got one of those emails this morning… You know, the ones your mates send around because they clearly don’t have enough work to do.
I got tough on them last year and emailed everyone who sent me stuff like this and told them I no longer wanted it because it outstripped the regular email I was getting!!!! But there are a couple of friends I send mail to and accept it from … Tez is one, and Miss Lisa the other!!
Anyhoo… I got this one yesterday from Shoe (another exception) and I laughed so hard I thought I may never stop… Apparently, and I say apparently because most explanations like this are bogus, but apparently, these are genuine quotes from Year 12 (grade 12…) high school english papers from the Higher School Certificate exams… Even if they are not legitimate exerpts, they are well funny and I couldn’t resist sharing the laughter.
I won’t make a habit of it…
- Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
- He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature prime English beef.
- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
- He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
- The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.
- The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
- McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
- From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Sex in the City” comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
- Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
- The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot oil.
- John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
- Even in his last years, Grandad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
- The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
- The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
- “Oh, Jason, take me!”; she panted, her breasts heaving like a Uni student on $1-a-beer night.
- He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
- The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
- He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
- She was as easy as the TV Guide crossword
- She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
- It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.
I enjoyed these too!
Oh dear that made me laugh. I wish I could write like that. Just casually drop something so ridiculous into my story.
Reminds me a bit of the movie Alex and Emma.
Brilliant! I’ve had similar ones from primary school kids- always funny!
Thanks for that, a much needed chuckle!
I love this list. The joys of creative essay writing!
Miss Lisa says
I’m honoured :)
I also looooove the mind that came up with No 8 … real or fiction!