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Thread #153852   Message #3606203
Posted By: Lighter
01-Mar-14 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
It only communicates, however, if what's missing is so obvious as to be unnecessary.

For rhyming slang, those unfamiliar with the full phrase are left mystified - or to guess, knowing that a rhyming phrase might be lurking behind it - just what is meant by a seemingly irrelevant or randomly selected word.

It's a trick of language we septics don't worry about.