Third, legal academia has to get its collective head out of the sand and stop being so piggish (I am mixing my metaphors).
And now we know why they held such things, as metaphors pure, an assertion of society against the abyss, cosmos over chaos.
The metaphors have gone from "iced tea" to "chocolate milk".
late 15c., from Middle French metaphore (Old French metafore, 13c.), and directly from Latin metaphora, from Greek metaphora "a transfer," especially of the sense of one word to a different word, literally "a carrying over," from metapherein "transfer, carry over; change, alter; to use a word in a strange sense," from meta- "over, across" (see meta-) + pherein "to carry, bear" (see infer).
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: “A man is but a weak reed”; “The road was a ribbon of moonlight.” Metaphors are common in literature and expansive speech. (Compare simile.)