Someone recently sent me a great word: synecdoche. Wow! I had fun looking up this word and finding examples of common synedoches. What’s not to love?
Synedoche noun [si NEK duh kee]- a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (or occasionally a whole for part). After a tree fell on my Jeep, I was ready to get a new set of wheels.
- Get it? Here are a few more:
- Hired hands (employees)
- Kleenex (and brand of tissue)
- Grey Beard (old man)
- The White House (president and his staff)
- Many mouths to feed (many people)
- Washington DC (the US government)
- The pen is mightier than the sword (written words carry more weight than the use of physical force)
- Suit (a businessman or woman)
Oh please do send me some more!