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TheCrackCocaineOf

Sometimes a metaphor grows legs and runs away. A particular form of drug, for instance, is now eponymous for any extraordinarily dangerous addictive object or activity:

and so forth. The phrase also appears in important but somewhat less serious contexts:

etc. That, in turn, empowers the same metaphor to spread to humorous usage with a serious edge:

And, in our own household, Pocky: "the crack cocaine of candy" ...

(cf. AddictiveTrope (25 May 2006), ...)


TopicLanguage - TopicHumor - Datetag20040509



(correlates: AddictiveTrope, ThingsPeopleAndIdeas, HansBethe, ...)