A metonym is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept.
Metonymy and Synecdoche in Legally Blonde. NSFW. "The shot list calls for the constant breaking of the women down in to digestible parts when they are focused on Warner. This is important because, to a man like that character, taken as a whole, what are we ladies? Too much to chew on, it seems."
Silk Cut cigarettes
- give [you /me] a kiss
- steal a kiss
- place a kiss [on his / her] cheek
- ask for a kiss
To give a kiss is to show affection, identification, betrayal. In the phrases, it stands in for affection. A kiss is cast as a possession that the owner can give or have stolen. Each kiss is a separate entity. Rights of possession (giving, stealing, take, ask for) are associated with it.
- give [someone] the finger
Associated with disdain, contempt. Usage is the finger (a particular finger), as distinct from a kiss. The gesture seems to be metonymically different than a kiss. The casts the gesture as a conventional iconic symbol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sei-eEjy4g MIA Paper Planes
- sample for song
- sound of gunshots and cocking for gun
- sound of till for exchange
- selling kabobs for selling passports and identities
Clash, Straight to Hell on SNL