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September 01, 2004

Lipography

Can you spot what's missing from this post? You'd normally find it in just about any post you might look at. And as astonishing as it sounds, writing in this fashion (that is, with this particular omission) is so thought-provoking, not to say stimulating, to some authors that my dictionary actually has a word for it; such writing is known as lipography.

3tunes: Country titles

Country songs famously have grimace-inducing titles but many of them are either deliberate comedy songs, or entirely made up. These are three real titles from CDs you can actually buy:-

  • Cleopatra (Queen of Denial), Pam Tillis
  • Did I shave my legs for this?, Deanna Carter
  • (No use crying over) spilled perfume, Pam Tillis

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