A column in today’s Toronto Star had a great way of describing the liver’s function:
“Almost all of the nutrients you eat have to pass through the the liver before moving to the heart for generalized distribution. Your liver decides what gets kept out, what gets patted down and inspected, and what’s allowed to be distributed in your body.”
Isn’t that a terrific way of communicating a complex process? I’m picturing security guards at the airport!
That’s a great one! Completely visual, and it conveys meaning better, and to more people, than any literal description could.