The latest IM with the hubby:
He: brain fart - is it metaphoric or metaphorical?
He: metaphorical, right?
Me: is a brain fart metaphorical?
Me: I suppose
Me: in that you are making a comparison
Me: but not using like or as
Me: now, is smart ass metaphorical?
He: is metaphoric or metaphorical the right word
Me: come on, I am so funny
Me: either is correct
Me: I am also very smart, so I know that
Me: I totally did not look it up
He: yes, you are indeed funny!
He: lol :-)
Me: that's all I wanted