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    (Original post by sam99)
    Not surprising really, seeing as it isn't spelt like this!
    Congratulations. Now re-read the above without the assumption that I'm completely braindead. I know it isn't spelt like that. If it isn't spelt like that, it isn't going to come up on a search engine. This is the joke. It isn't a good one but so far as it is a joke I would have been pleased if it could have gone unexplained.

    Seriously though, did you think the inverted commas were just there for kicks?


    (Original post by Radagasty)
    Actually, the etymon is from Greek μετα (change) + ωνυμία (name).
    I could be wrong but I think he was using Neptune and the sea as an example. As in 'Neptune let loose his anger on the Island' where Neptune's anger is a metaphor for a storm while Neptune himself would be a metonym for the sea. Unless I'm not following somewhere.

    **** - sorry. Didn't spot the part where he said it was from the Latin. too lazt to the delete the above. Apologies.
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    (Original post by Faboba)
    **** - sorry. Didn't spot the part where he said it was from the Latin. too lazt to the delete the above. Apologies.
    I read it to mean that he learnt about metonyms in Latin lessons, rather than saying it derived from the Latin. That is certianly where I cam across them.
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    (Original post by OldMan)
    I read it to mean that he learnt about metonyms in Latin lessons, rather than saying it derived from the Latin. That is certianly where I cam across them.
    Lots of large white pillared buildings having political opinions and so on then?

    "The senate made its feelings clear."
 
 
 
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