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    New Airport Activity: The Face Toss

    facetoss.jpgQuote:  “I’m throwing away my whole face.”  Traveler Julie Beasley in the New York Times.

    Figure of Speech:  synecdoche (syn-EC-do-kee), the scale-changing figure.

    Liquids, including cosmetics, are verboten on commercial flights following the announcement of a foiled terrorist plot.  So 31-year-old Julie Beasley finds herself tossing her Chanel lip gloss and lipstick into a trash barrel at the Phoenix airport.

    She describes the act with a synecdoche (“to take one thing with another”), a figure that swaps parts for a whole or vice versa.  Bluehairs seem even more fond of “putting their face on,” substituting a body part for an arsenal of cosmetics.

    Maybe the airlines should include makeup along with their peanuts.  Consider it a face-saving measure.

    Snappy Answer:  “Then I’m not going near that trash can.”

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Problem is, she threw away her whole face for the lie on the street. The terrorist plot was staged, as was London 7/7, Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, Madrid and Bali. Also, the attack on the USS Cole, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident that "justified" the Vietnam War.
    Check this out if you don't believe me:
    November 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDaniels
    Our first conspiracy nut! Figaro hits the bigtime.
    November 6, 2006 | Registered CommenterFigaro

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