The November 1973 issue of Word Ways included an interesting article about the wordplay of James Thurber. The article cited an observation made by Thurber that a startling affinity or antipathy exists between the letters C and M, when those letters occur as the first letters of words or names. Examples mentioned in the article included CAT and MOUSE, MALICE and CHARITY, and CHAMBERLAIN and MUNICH.
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Word Ways: Vol. 15
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol15/iss2/19