My good friend Emmett taught me the word ‘metonymy‘ in respect to our home town which is the State Capital of Washington thus lots of political business is often referred to as “from Olympia”. Or Olympia gets blamed for this and that.
Here is another one : ‘Europe’. While referring to a political system Republicans are trying to distance themselves from in their own country in hopes for votes from people who can only vote of something if there is a strong enemy build up they are ‘fighting against’.
Right of America, it gets old. Wake up and grow up. There is no ‘stars and stripes’ in ‘world’.