James Geary:
Metaphorically speaking

TEDGlobal 2009 · 9:30 · Filmed Jul 2009

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Aphorism enthusiast and author James Geary waxes on a fascinating fixture of human language: the metaphor. Friend of scribes from Aristotle to Elvis, metaphor can subtly influence the decisions we make, Geary says.

Lost jobs, wayward lovers, wars and famine — come to think of it, just about any of life's curveballs — there's an aphorism for it, and James Geary's got it. Full bio



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