This week’s really obscure English word is metonym.
It describes what happens when one word is used in substitution for another, with which it is closely associated but where the true meaning is often quite different. Commonly a place-name is substituted for an institution or idea: for instance, ‘Moscow’ is often used in western news media as the term for the Russian government, even personalised – ‘Moscow said…’
Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.
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