A kind of story.
Most parables are short and have a special meaning.
Franz Kafka has written many parables
by bonio05 November 6, 2005
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Somewhere at the start of Shrek 1, Donkey is being a dick and Shrek stars chatting shit about onions. He tells Donkey that "there is more to ogres than people think" and says that ogres are like onions, they have layers. This is called the 'Parable Of Onion'.

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"Shrekism is a religion based upon the 'Parable Of The Onion'"

"Ogres have layers! Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers." - The Great Shrek (Peace be upon him).
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Stan-ley Par-a-ble (Stan-lee par-uh-buhl)

Noun.

1. A descriptor for a situation or dilemma in which the best course of action would be to follow the path laid out for one's self, potentially by an omniscient or omnipresent figure, wherein all other courses of action would lead to certain failure.
2. A reference to the video game Source Mod of the same name.
Stop trying to find other ways around it and trust me. The easiest way to get this done is to just do it the way I'm telling you. You're caught in a Stanley Parable.
by Stanley 427 August 11, 2011
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“What’s two times a parable?”
Gay men. You’ve told me this joke a thousand times.”
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