Friday, October 17, 2008

Dictionary Day

Blog Prompt: Today is Dictionary Day (Noah Webster's Birthday, Father of the Dictionary). Teach us a new word by giving us a definition and using it in a sentence.

I just opened my dictionary randomly & scanned the page & found this word metonymy. Metonymy is the substitution of name of attribute or adjunct for that of thing meant. eg. Crown for King or Queen.

The lawyer for the Crown was putting forward the case that John Doe murdered Jane Doe.


loonyhiker said...

wow! I'd never heard of that before. Thanks for teaching me a new word!

Tammy said...

I learned something today!!!! Wasn't this a great prompt. I lover learning