January 28, 2004

More musical wordplay

Listening to my new Cure box set, I finally noticed the wordplay involved in the title of one of the two new songs that appeared on last year's Greatest Hits collection, "Cut Here".

Not merely an anagram of "The Cure", it's a more specific sort of wordplay, what cryptic crossword constructors call a container, or what we in the NPL call a deletion: the word "The" stuck inside the word "Cure": CU(THE)RE. Nice.

Posted by Francis at 05:34 PM

[NPL geek] Actually, i think that was a flat in the Enigma, by Dart. Probably not as far back as when you were editor...

Posted by: Ken/Cazique at January 28, 2004 08:03 PM