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In the cut

Posted by Sharon M. on October 08, 2005

In Reply to: In the cut posted by Smokey Stover on October 08, 2005

: : : : What does the phrase "in the cut" mean? I think it has a sexual meaning, there was that movie, "In the Cut" with Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo.

: : : Yes, there was that movie. Was there anything else? I've never heard this phrase used as an idiom or common phrase, although there are some meanings it might have. If you saw the movie and couldn't figure it out, try Susanna Moore's book. The author will almost always explain the title somewhere, unless it is already obvious. You might have to read the whole book, as it might just be a significant phrase said on p. 283 by one of the characters. SS

: : I found an online book review of Moore's piece, which explains the title of the work in the first line as follows:

: : "In the Cut, (slang for vagina, the street usage meaning a safe place to hide)".

: : I enclose a link to the full review below.

: : Sharon.

: Thanks, Sharon. I'm grateful, as I'm sure Frank is as well, to learn what the title means, and to enlarge my knowledge of the language. I was amused by the logo or illustration over the review: "Bookslut," with a naked lady reading. What a wonderfully flexible language we speak! SS

I'm glad my resource offered the definition needed for "in the cut". To be honest, I found the book review by chance and the funny logo completely escaped my eye! I share your opinion about the symbol, which comes to show that not only is our language flexible, but it is also possible to be open minded about old fashioned negative concepts and to present them in a new, positive way like the web designers have in that case ;).