An Interesting Synecdoche


Synecdoche (pronounced sin-EK-duh-key) is when you mention a part of something but mean the whole thing. When you compliment your buddy’s car by saying that it’s a nice set of wheels, that’s synecdoche. Here the kid refers to himself but mom is thinking of, well, read the comic.

Does it count if the cartoonist is referring to everything, but the kid isn’t?

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