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.
'We look at trees and at television sets.'
'… 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?'