I’m amazed at the number of people on this board unable to comprehend the concept of an analogy. We’re not talking about rocket science here, it’s a pretty basic idea. How did you people ever do the analogy section of the SAT without even knowing what an analogy is? Are our schools really that pathetic? Since I really don’t feel like saying this over and over again every time someone completely misunderstands my argument, here’s an explanation that I can just link to whenever someones insists on displaying their ignorance of the basics of English language.
If I say that A is to B as C is to D, I mean that A is to B as C is to D. That is, the relationship of A to B is in some way the same as the relationship of C to D. Okay? Is that clear? I am not saying that A is the same as C, or B is the same as D or that A is the same as B, or anything other than A is to B as C is to D.