Wacky Word Wednesday: Zeugma

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Zeugma

\ˈzüg-mə\
noun

1.  a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses or to two others of which it semantically suits only one.   …from Google.

2.  the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words usually in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only one … from Merriam-Webster.

“Amy and her Chinese takeout expired last month.”  

“Jason and his heart bled over the loss of Wednesday’s dinner.”

These quotes are examples of zeugma.

Um… best not eat that.

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