I am looking at metonyms and I have two examples I am interested in, but I am not sure what they stand for.
The bookshop holds over 1 million titles.
Since Beijing, the Olympics have got even more popular.
I am confused as to why Beijing is considered a metonym. What does it stand for in this sentence?
Also, what does "titles" stand for?
In the semantics book I am reading, the author gave an example:
Moscow has rejected NATO demands.
he says that ‘Moscow’ stands for the Russian government – a PLACE FOR INSTITUTION metonymy. Can the same be true for "titles" and "Beijing." what do they stand for?