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Is the joke “You put the ‘arse’ in ‘arise’” good form? In other words: does the “You put the X in XYZ” form of joke admit any partial anagram of XYZ for X? Or is it strictly limited to so-called “joey words” (whole/contiguous words contained within XYZ)?

@joeld it's a little abstract but i can see it, at least in typed form. it's a joke also about the nature of "you put the x in xyz" jokes.
verbally i think you'll have to do contiguous sounds.

@t54r4n1 that’s a good point—it’s probably more important that it “work” phonetically than …whatever the “written form” term is…graphologically (?)

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