Monday, February 9, 2009

Word of the Week: synecdoche

Synecdoche. I just learned this word. It is pronounced si-neck-dah-key, with the emphasis on the neck sound. According to Wikipedia, it means a term denoting a part of something is used to refer to the whole thing. For example, if you said that someone was of the cloth that would mean that they are clergy. Kleenex for tissue. Plastic for credit card. In an attempt to really understand this word, I sought out a picture to describe synecdoche in my life. Baby Smiles sums it up in this precious photo shoot moment. Love. Happiness. Mothering. I can't decide but agree with them all.


Renee Seats said...

Jodi I like the new format. Boy do you have a ton of info on your site. Its great. Keep up the good work.