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0270 The Brass Cupcake

April 14, 2012
  • Title: The Brass Cupcake
  • Language: English
  • Country: UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1967
  • Publisher: Coronet
  • Collection #: 2864
  • ISBN-10: 0340028645
  • ISBN-13: 9780340028643
  • Cover Price: 3/6
  • Cover Artist: Unknown


Our next category is Most Literal Interpretation of a Title. And the winnah is …

I can just imagine the conversation in the Coronet boardroom:

“Smathers, we have obtained publication rights to the first novel by … er … John D MacDougal. I believe he is rahther popular in the States. Now we need an appropriate cover.”

“MacDonald, sir. Bit of a sticky wicket, you see. The Americans are daft. What is a ‘brass cupcake’?”

“We could just use a stock photo of a young lady in partial dishabille, Smathers.”

“Please, sir, we are not Pan. Perhaps some research will reveal the definition of this … pardon me, sir … slang phrase.”

“We hahven’t time, Smathers. The printers are waiting. Just give the job to young Ackroyd.”

“Oh, sir, not Ackroyd. He’s not … er … yes, sir.”


2 Comments leave one →
  1. warren shrimpton permalink
    April 14, 2012 1:47 pm

    Ha Ha Ha…….. brilliant , you are though having a Turkish about the way we speak. It’s not ‘ I believe he is rahther popular ‘ it’s ‘ I gather ‘. Of course Americans are daft we sold you back your own music and you didn’t realise.

  2. April 19, 2012 11:55 am

    “Having a Turkish”. That’s great. I had to look it up.

    Cor, mite, I would never make fun of how somebody speaks. I spent too much of my childhood being ridiculed for my accent.

    Thanks for the music. Americans never realise anything. We do realize some things, however.

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