I know what people mean when they say this, or think they mean: You made a bad analogy. Is that all there is to it? Lemons to lemons compares miscegenation to miscegenation. Yet, how likely is it, in a given context, that an apple so meaningfully distinguishes from an orange. One's an apple, and one's an orange. In Quebec French, it may take the form comparer des pommes avec des oranges to compare apples and oranges , while in European French the idiom says comparer des pommes et des poires to compare apples and pears.
The iPod is the market leader in portable music players by a significant margin, with more than 100 million units shipped as of April 9 , 2007. Perhaps a lemon better analogizes to an orange, a pear to an apple. An orange should be sweet and juicy. In terms of charitable readings, one predisposed to same sex marriage might argue same sex marriage to interracial marriage is apples to oranges a good analogy , same sex marriage to polygamy is apples to typewriters a bad analogy. In , it may take the form comparer des pommes avec des oranges to compare apples and oranges , while in European French the idiom says comparer des pommes et des poires to compare apples and pears.
I searched so many sites but not satisfied. A: What do you like best: a hot fudge sundae for desert or sleeping late on Sunday morning? The current iPods , Apple's most successful product line. Apples are not only healthy and delicious, but they are also a culturally important food in America. No x actually equals y Analogically, anyway. Unsourced material may be challenged and.
The apple has been associated with life and vitality in many English speaking cultures. An and ultimately useless comparison. This version of the idiom is said in French, Danish, Dutch, German, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, Slovene, Bosnian, and Turkish. The nice thing about the apple is it has so many symbolic roots. Oranges to oranges compares polygamy to polygamy.
Wilson of doing, comparing oranges to apples? As common as the idiom is, the idea of apples and oranges as dissimilar has been criticized. As noted, folks mean when they use this term: You made a bad analogy because the subjects, in the context discussed, distinguish meaningfully. For your comparision to be relevant therefore, you should compare apples to apples. The article adds that idioms comparing two different fruits, or foods, is not unique to the English language. A of apples and oranges occurs when two items or groups of items are compared that cannot be practically compared. Comparing scotch blends with malts is like comparing apples and oranges. Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing.
So where are the differences, and is a comparison between them truly invalid, as the idiom says? To me it says: choice. But are apples and oranges really that different? In fact, in the Spanish-speaking world, a common idiom is sumar peras con manzanas, that is, to add pears and apples; the same thing applies in Italian sommare le mele con le pere and Romanian a aduna merele cu perele. No, I do not think that we are comparing apples to oranges because in my presentation to the Board on this issue I used and the exhibit which I will submit to this committee later will be for companies which are engaged in what is called 7-day. Neither can really ever be better or worse, and nobody can win the argument. Analogy at best is only descriptive or poetic, never definitive. What do love and the eye of an axe have in common? In , the phrase сравнивать тёплое с мягким to compare warm and soft is used.
The trackpad can interpret a variety of combinations of three-finger manipulations. But I'm sure one of the other Phrase Folk will have one. Similarly, the concept of this distinction is often used in. Comparing the grades of English students to those of engineering students is like trying to compare apples and oranges. After operation is complete, drain apples and pack tightly … into canning jars. Her work has appeared in major publications including Her Campus, Equals6 and Uppercase. Or one predisposed against same sex marriage would note same sex marriage to interracial marriage as apples to typewriters a bad analogy ; same sex marriage to polygamy, apples to oranges a good analogy.
One might successfully argue that apples and oranges have more traits in common than they have traits to differentiate them. Please by the claims made and adding. Here is a famous clip from the movie Goodwill Hunting in which this expression is used. However, since our Supreme Court common law system is built on reasoning by analogy, the slope is alive and well and the reductio critique hence valid. Comparing apples to apples would be valid because some apples may be preferable to others in these or other ways.
In doing so, they err. On October 23 , 2001 , Apple introduced the iPod digital music player. The latter was being designed exclusively for the new series of Apple laptops. It is now in its third major design iteration, and has been upgraded many times including a switch to Intel processors using the same design. When you compare to things that are so unlike that the comparison makes no sense, you are said to be comparing apples to oranges.