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analogy
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • Perhaps that is an unfortunate analogy, since the barbarians eventually overran the Romans, and Latin, the language of empire, evolved into the many separate Romance languages.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (60% in)
  • We asked one of the committee members, Calvin Gibson, who is African American, whether using queer themselves was analogous to blacks' using nigger but being offended if white people did.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (91% in)

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