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Metaphors for NLP & Teaching

47. The Key

A drunk is searching the ground under a street lamp. A friend gets there and asks him what he is doing. The drunk slurs, ""I'm looking for my key."" The friend helps him search every where. Half an hour later they still have not found the key. The friend asks, ""Are you sure you lost it here?"" ""No,"" replies the drunk, ""I lost it inside my house."" ""Then why are you looking here?"" ""Because the light is here.""
Main Uses: : Well-Formed Outcomes
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Submitted By: Brian Cullen
Source: Sufi
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  1. Sarah

    Hello Dr. Cullen,

    What a great list of metaphors! Thank you for creating this great resource for people to use freely. I was wondering if there would be any way to have each metaphor page set up with a link that says "printable version", or something similar, allowing for easy printing of a particular metaphor?

    Thanks again for setting this up. It is a really useful resource not only for me, but for my students as well.

    All the best to you,

    SJ Marubay
    Nagoya

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