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Joe Biden’s On McCain’s Kitschen Table Cabinet

by | 25th, October 2008

JOE Biden supports McCain again :

He’s not been a maverick on virtually anything that genuinely affects the things that people really talk about around their kitchen table – Joe Biden, speaking of John McCain during the vice presidential debate

Figure of speech : metonymy (meh-TON-y-my), the scale-changing trope. From the Greek, meaning “name change.”

Candidate debates give Figaro the same ennui he feels watching most Super Bowls. Everybody is just so darn careful. Last night, the cliches flew like nobody’s business. The two candidates used the tired old “kitchen table” five times, for instance.

Well, Figaro is so middle-class that his kitchen is too small for a table. Still, “kitchen table” makes a legitimate, if dusty, metonymy—a trope that takes a

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