Category Archives: metallage

Metallage

Metallage (me-tal’-la-gee): When a word or phrase is treated as an object within another expression.

When I look at the President of the US, I think, “How can he be called a ‘leader'”? If you think of him, perhaps, as Lemming in Chief, there may be room to call him a leader: but who he is leading and where they are being led is troublesome to say the least.

A key flaw in his Executive Lemmingship’s leadership has to do with the cliff. I don’t think there is a cliff in the US big enough for him to lead his millions of followers over in one shift. It would be a jammed-up mess. Perhaps Jared and Donald Jr. can help out. They can move sh**t around like nobody’d business! They could easily divide the responsibility, scout out a couple more cliffs. and take credit for a major accomplishment in the field of logistics–maybe even win an award from Logistics Magazine (circ. 70,000).

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Metallage

Metallage (me-tal’-la-gee): When a word or phrase is treated as an object within another expression.

Looking at the so-called “race” to the White House, the word “endorsement” has taken on new significance in the Republican Party:

  • I’m not saying “No.” (Paul Ryan)
  • I may have started moving in that direction already! (Bobby Jindal)
  • “Endorsement” is a pretty strong word. (Marco Rubio)
  • I endorse the electoral process, the people of America, and the opportunity to offer an endorsement endorsing the aforementioned, and, Donald Trump’s singularly clear endorsement of it as well, and Donald and I stand united in our shared positive regard for processes of voting, the people of America, and the freedom to endorse or not to endorse candidates of our choice. (John Kasich)
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metallage

Metallage (me-tal’-la-gee): When a word or phrase is treated as an object within another expression.

If you’ve been watching the news you’re probably puzzled by what “negotiation” means in Ukraine.

Here are some possibilities:

Shoot-a-Mayor

Tank you

Rubber Bumpy Borders

Drivin’ that train over Ukraine

Don’t Cry for Me Crimea

Your dodomu my dodomu. Get out.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metallage

Metallage (me-tal’-la-gee): When a word or phrase is treated as an object within another expression.

Today, the US finds out what “government shutdown” means.

Here are some possibilities:

Congressional Sabotage

Obamasnare

What Happens in Washington Stays in Bed

Swing Low Sweet Patriot, Your Government’s Going to Carry You Nowhere

Mad Hatter Tea Party Celebrates Un-Government Day

Business as Usual

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metallage

Metallage (me-tal’-la-gee): When a word or phrase is treated as an object within another expression.

Finally, we don’t have any more “Stay the course.”

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).