2010-02-21

Syllepsis

I like to spot instances of syllepsis.

A TV ad on at the moment for the health insurance company Bupa says:
She felt fine, then she felt a lump, but she didn't feel alone.
In Kirsty MacColl's New England she sings:
I put you on a pedestal, you put me on the pill

1 comment:

  1. "I gave him my heart, he gave me Hep C".

    PS I have a song by Kirsty MacCall called something like "in these shoes?" - i like it.

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