Pun time

Passed on by Rod Williams on Facebook, this image from Radio Nova 100


A pair of interlocked puns: Fleetwod Macchiato, a POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau) combining Fleetwood Mac and macchiato, plus the allusion to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” (from the Rumours album) in the form Foam your own way. Impressive: easy if you have the sociocultural knowledge, but impenetrable otherwise. (Another piece of cleverness I doubt my 10-year-old grand-daughter would get.)

The pieces of background:

Fleetwood Mac and Rumours: From Wikipedia:

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. Due to numerous line-up changes, the only original member present in the band is its namesake, drummer Mick Fleetwood.

… Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of [Lindsey] Buckingham and [Stevie] Nicks, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams”), and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-selling album of all time.


(Note the visual allusion to the album cover in #1.)

macchiato: Again from Wikipedia:

Caffè macchiato … , sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk added, today usually foamed milk. In Italian, macchiato means ‘stained’ or ‘spotted’ so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is ‘stained coffee’, or coffee with a spot of milk.


One Response to “Pun time”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    From Chris Waigl:

    As soon as I read this I thought there must be more… http://rollingspoon.com/fleetwood-mac-and-cheese/

    Eat To the Beat: Fleetwood Mac and Cheese – Rolling Spoon
    Representing the dichotomy of rock’s most dysfunctional band, we present the two-sided Fleetwood Mac and Cheese

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