Post by ClamsCasino on Feb 21, 2004 21:31:44 GMT -5
Here's a real torethatbridgeout topic. You know the Wheel Of Fortune category "Before and After," where two phrases are combined by a common linking word? I'm not saying Paul is a Wheel of Fortune fan, but I've noticed a few "Before and After" phrases in his lyrics. "Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves" is an obvious one. I had a couple more, but they slipped my mind as soon as I started to post.
Post by torethatbridgeout on Feb 22, 2004 9:55:58 GMT -5
slipped my mind as soon as I started to post.
that's the part the sounds most like me.
Ever since I read an article in "Psychology Today" about Vanna White being some kind of cultural goddess of fertility I can't concentrate on "Wheel of Fortune" as well. I'm always checking out whether it's Vanna or just a priestess of Vanna.
So try as I might I can't figure out what you're talking about.
Do you mean when one word does double duty as both the end to one line and the beginning of the next? I get the idea but I can't think of any offhand ... but it would be like: "That's a tall order/order me a Scotch"
Post by ClamsCasino on Feb 22, 2004 17:42:51 GMT -5
That's the basic idea--the linking word that does double duty--but your example isn't really what I'm thinking of. It's driving me crazy now, because I remember thinking that the other examples I had were much better than the "tears rolling" example.
Post by torethatbridgeout on Feb 26, 2004 1:18:37 GMT -5
OK, I think I got the hang of this now:
"Come alive and kicking" - Someone I Once Knew
It's all part of a spectrum of smashing stuff: - smashing words together to make new words ("homelesssexual") - smashing phrases together to make "before and afters" ("tears rolling up our sleeves") - smashing metaphors together to make run-on metaphors ("open wide enough to drive a truck straight through like a knife")
In fact, speaking of smashing, there was a very shortlived game show on one of the cable channels about two and a half years ago called something like "smash" in which the contestants tried to recite ever-longer linked "before and after" phrases: "White House Broken Record Setting Sun Dial Soap Opera Glasses," that kind of thing. It had a host with little rectangular glasses frames and a Vannalike hostess and the odd thing was the whole set was supposed to be more like a wine bar or night club hangout than game show studio. Might have been on the Comedy Channel. Anyway, PW would have won a trip on that one.