Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
'… the contention of the minde, overstretched to her enterprise, doth breake and impeach the same…'
'Whereof doth Socrates treat more at large than of himselfe?'
I've just seen a movie in a theater for the first time in several years, and now I don't feel like myself again.