ADJECTIVE: 1. Having the same or a similar meaning: synonymous words. 2. Equivalent in connotation: “a widespread impression that . . . Hollywood was synonymous with immorality” (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
Why is it the word for today? Because someone in Chicago is upset at news that should by synonymous with another.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday that new disclosures of corruption in city government, including allegations that payoff money found its way into his campaign fund, have left him "hurt, embarrassed, disappointed."Chicago and government corruption goes hand in hand like pizza and beer.
"Clearly, I'm not proud or pleased," Daley told a news conference, his first since a former city water official pleaded guilty to taking payoffs from trucking companies and said some of the money went to campaign funds, including Daley's.
Example from googleOnly being edged out by New York's expected return Chicago and corruption should not be a surprise. Here is an example that is not only corruption of the highest sort, but still going on today.
Chicago corruption 1,180,000 returns
Nashville corruption 107,000 returns
"New York" corruption 4,590,000 returns
Detroit corruption 294,000 returns
Miami corruption 682,000 returns
Boston corruption 873,000 returns
So Mr. Daly, you political vermin, do not act surprised.