Friday, April 24, 2009

High time for metonymy (can't wait for Sunday baby)

When the legislature folds up the tents on Sunday, I have hope my terror will end. But, as the engine of democracy begins its high pitch squeal towards sine die, the metonymy is getting way out of hand.

1. #olympia misuse on twitter continues.

2. From Seattle Courant: Olympia Says Seattle Property Owners Should Pay for Cost Overruns to Replace Viaduct. Boy, don't you wish we could tell Seattle what to do.

3. Seattle PI gets it both wrong and right. You have to read the rss feed to find it but, it reads: "Legislative Democrats let Washingtonians down" and "Olympia's disappointing Democrats: Minorities get rights, but state programs get the shaft."

4. Washington Policy Blog (finally a conservative misuse): "For a while there Seattle Times' top Olympia reporter Andrew Garber..." Boy, don't I wish the Seattle Times actually had a "top" Olympia reporter. Or, if anyone else other than the Olympian covered Olympia. In my sense, not everyone elses.

5. Sightline Instutue (via Seattle dirt): "With Olympia locked in a power struggle over plans to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the 520 floating bridge..." If only. Man, what I would do with a floating bridge in Olympia.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Capitol Lake floating bridge FTW! ;)

Thanks again for putting an actual name to something that annoys me, too.