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April 20, 2009 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Sodnomdarjaa Khaltarkhuu never expected to be a metaphor for the far-reaching impacts of the financial downturn.
posted by Pants! (5 comments total)

 
Foreclosed on by the Khan Bank?

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posted by GuyZero at 12:16 PM on April 20, 2009


How is he a "metaphor" for the global recession? Isn't he just a pretty typical (and predictable) victim of it?

And surely small farmers buying their livestock on credit to supply raw materials for a luxury product are exactly the people we would expect to see suffering from a global recession, aren't they?
posted by yoink at 12:25 PM on April 20, 2009


How is he a "metaphor" for the global recession?

More specifically, he's a synecdoche.
posted by The Michael The at 1:29 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm a terrible person.
posted by Pants! at 2:11 PM on April 20, 2009


More specifically, he's a synecdoche.

Ah, so metonymy, then--not metaphor.
posted by yoink at 3:42 PM on April 20, 2009


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