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    Scorn

    Hi,

    What does this sentence might mean?


    The palace should not scorn the cottage.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Scorn

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence might mean?


    The palace should not scorn the cottage.


    Thanks a lot
    These could be metonyms. Palace = the aristocracy. Cottage = poor people, peasants.
    "The upper classes should not scorn the lower classes."
    At least the link belows says they are metonyms.
    http://gme-ada.grolier.com/article?assetid=0105820-0

    But they could be metonyms for other things as well. "The corgi should not scorn the cattle dog."

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    Re: Scorn

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    What does this sentence might mean? X
    What does this sentence mean?
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