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On the aux

preposition Metonymy and clipping
Selecting and playing music through an auxiliary cable to speakers at a party.
 
There’s also a chance I’ll be on the aux so pull up.
Etymology : “Aux” is a clipping of auxiliary cable. This phrase exhibits metonymy because it associates the cable, which is only a part of the music system, as the entire system for playing music, including the phone with music on it and the speakers.
Source : Student on Facebook advertising an event at the campus pub, posted 11/29/18.
Last modified: 2 December 2018


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