Re: XML 1.0 is simple. was: RE: almost four years ago....
Rick Jelliffe: > > Is it "metathesis" where a part is substitution for the whole (like "sail" > > being used for ship)? It is just a normal part of English. So we cannot Steve Tinney: > synecdoche Yes, in the particular example Rick used, but I think the word Rick was looking for was "metonymy". A metonym is a trope where an attribute or aspect of an object is used to refer to the object. A synecdoche is a trope where either part of an object is used to refer to the whole, or vice versa. Of course this distinction is not much attended to outside the prodosy of renaissance letters. [etymological metonym not intended] -- Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant uche.ogbuji@f... +1 303 583 9900 x 101 Fourthought, Inc. http://Fourthought.com 4735 East Walnut St, Ste. C, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA XML strategy, XML tools (http://4Suite.org), knowledge management
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