As if we don't have enough to worry about, check out this news about women's purses:
gumshoe (GUM-shoo) noun
1. A detective.
2. A rubber overshoe.
[The word is an allusion to the quiet snooping that a detective is supposed
The word is an example of the figure of speech called synecdoche in
which a part is used for the whole or vice versa. Another example is
the use of the word crown to refer to a king.
I have never heard of *synecdoche* before, which I find odd for an English major. Did they invent it after I graduated?
Need a good laugh? Read this:
I admit it is rather juvenile, but this guy makes me laugh nearly every day.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Can anyone explain why Jaguar would mail a DVD to ME advertising their new XK? God knows I couldn't afford to buy the rear-view mirror! It is a beautiful car, but as the old saying goes, "If you buy a Jag, get 2 so you'll have something to drive while the other one is in the repair shop."
If you feel inclined to buy one for me, I'll have the convertible, please, preferably in British racing green......LOL