Wicker King (jtoomey) wrote,
Wicker King
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  • Music:

Zeugma!

I'd never known there was a word for this technique, a favorite of mine (quoting Neil Gaiman's journal):
Zeugma is a word for when you make a verb do several functions at the same time (eg. "I left in a foul mood and a black taxi").
See also: Toad the Wet Sprocket's Jam:
One more time he says goodnight
Turns out the door and off the light
Cursing low
As if she didn't know
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