Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I haven't posted a word of the day for a long time. I have tons of them saved up in a notebook.

Today's word is metonymy. I read it on page 38 of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, by Lewis Buzbee.

Definition: noun, a figure of speech in which the name of one thing is used in place of that of another associated with or suggested by it (Ex: "the White House" for "the President.") Derived from Late Latin metonymia from Greek metonymia from meta, other + onoma, onyma, name.

My sentence: Shall we take your ride or mine?

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