Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What I meant to say was - metonym

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Metonyms are when a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept. Examples include Wall Street and the Square Mile for the financial centres of New York and London respectively, Foggy Bottom, Whitehall and Quai D'Orsay for foreign ministries of the USA, UK and France and Buckingham Palace for the Royal Household.

From Wikipedia, Metonyms

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