Then there is James Thurber's famous "thing contained for the container" as
"she hit him with the milk".
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>>> Marion Matters <[log in to unmask]> 11/3/1997
Since a folder could be the container for a file, the problem is
obviously caused by that famous rhetorical device, synecdoche ...
"A figure or trope by which a part of a thing is put for the whole
(as, fifty sail for fifty ships), or the whole for a part (as, the
smiling year for spring), the species for the genus (as, cutthroat
for assassin), the genus for the species (as, a creature for a man),
the name of the material for the thing made, etc."
Or, in this case, the container for the thing contained.
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