Thursday, April 15, 2010


This word (straight from greek: συνεκδοχή , simultaneous understanding) will never stick in my head.

It's a type of metaphor, in which parts stand for wholes, or vice versa.

Examples ripped from wikipedia

  • Fill him full of lead.
  • The smack of leather on willow
  • The gray-beard and the long-hair
  • The city posted a sign
  • Put it on plastic
  • A fresh pair of hands
  • What sort of coke do you have?

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