Dear editor:

As a onetime freshman composition instructor, I thought I had seen it all in terms of wretched metaphors and tone-deaf prose. But I knew it was time to reset the ugly meter after reading in Deanna Isaacs’s “The Magic Bridge” [The Business, March 17] that the Art Institute’s proposed addition “has sprung a long tongue of a bridge–15 feet wide and 620 feet long–that it’ll stick right up the ass of Millennium Park.”

Bravo, Ms. Isaacs, for proving once again that Chicago is no second city when it comes to sophomoric journalistic vulgarity! However, you may wish to consult with your colleague, sex columnist Dan Savage, before engaging in further analogizing, so to speak. I’m no expert in this area, but I have seen Brokeback Mountain, and I don’t think the word you were looking for was tongue.

Hugh Iglarsh