Friday, December 19, 2008

Word Play

SCOTT:
So metonymy, which I referred to, is apparently not a subspecies of synecdoche, as I claimed, but -- interestingly -- is rather defined as whatever the hell you were talking about: the substitution for a thing of a second related thing.


ANDREW:
A ha!

As it turns out, that term I was thinking of, asyndeton, means leaving out conjunctions in a list, as in:

I love sushi, football, breasts.


SCOTT:
Asyndeton but then I found Jesus.

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