Well, this year's Superbowl commercial from Budweiser is a FANTASTIC example of how kennings work. The Clydesdale represents Budweiser, because everyone is familiar with the Budweiser Clydesdales, because that is part of our cultural memory and a distinct piece of the company's branding, even though horses are not really directly related at all to beer today, otherwise. The puppy could be seen as us -- the everyman who enjoys a drink. And the commercial tells us that a Man and his Beer of Choice cannot be parted. That Brand Loyalty matters, and when the going gets tough, Budweiser will come to the rescue.
It is REALLY cool that we can still see these kinds of devices used today -- but also kind of sad that the best place to see them in action is marketing and publicity. EITHER WAY THOUGH. Now you know.
Snorri would be so proud.