Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday's Sexy Word of the Week

























To dispense with pleasantries is beyond me: Good day, friends and lovers.


Metonymy


To start a word with M is to use the right foot and slowly lower it heel to toe, feeling the pressure of the earth begin to push back. Now that we're firmly grounded we can ease into that sweet E which is somewhere between the perfect long E and the perfect short E. Just repeat MEH, leaving your mouth open in a slight smile and squinting your eyes just a bit. We like this T that is so well placed as to allow us to stress that O so well. It's like saying the word 'ton' but with a slight irish accent. "Aye, I've got a ton of it!" Then drop that N like it's hot and pronounce that first Y quickly, with very little emphasis. It's like an exclamation of I-don't-know-what. We move fast because we're anxious to get back to an M. Our lips come together and tickle as if making a yummy sound. Lastly, that Y with the long E sound is the happy ending we desired but didn't want to rush because we liked all the letters and sounds leading up to it. Hold...and...release!


--noun. rhetoric. a figure of speech in which one word is put for another, as when we say, "We read Virgil", meaning his poetry.
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