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12/11/2001 Entry: "Not exactly Stream of Consciousness."
More like "Trickle of consciousness." A variety of things from this past week that just never became enough for a blog entry by themselves:
I always confuse synecdoche and metonymy. Don't you?
That's just wrong. I got email from an executive at our company who put "SVP" (Senior Vice President) in the name field of their email, like it was a title or an honorific. From now on my outgoing mail will say "HRM (His Royal Majesty) Casey."
Why didn't anyone point me at the Quote File Index before? You people are holding out on me.
My boss took my stapler because she needed one. Instead of asking for it back I went and got another from the mailroom solely to avoid the inevitable Office Space reference. "I believe you have my stapler...."
Replies: 2 comments
I always got synechdoche and metonymy mixed up, and I was in classics (so I was supposed to know). I seem to remember some Foucault-type critic always going off on Metaphor and Metonym, which never helped matters.
Posted by Bill @ 12/11/2001 05:57 PM PST
perhaps this senior vice president actually meant "s'il vous plait"... =)
Posted by vera carp @ 12/12/2001 10:25 AM PST