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You might call it a byzantine analogy. While the word itself doesn't have any particular connotations of inadvertent obfuscation, it would be understood to mean "an overly-complicated analogy". From wiktionary: Byzantine adj. 1. Overly complex or intricate.


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In the common usage, whereas if a person ingested poison he would be said to have been poisoned, if he received venom the perfect participle would depend on the delivery system: bitten by a snake, spider or biting insect, stung by a bee or scorpion or stinging insect.



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