if you seek Amy (or Kay)
We've been exploring shame, so it's time for something shameful. Britney Spears' "dirty" pun, in the title of her most recent song, was prefigured by James Joyce and Shakespeare, writes Jesse Sheidlower. Joyce wrote "If you see Kay" in Ulysses, which sounds like "F-U-C..." when read; he and Shakespeare both have a similar pun, which may have come from an Eve Ensler work. As it turns out, at least according to Sheidlower, Ms. Spears is the first to seek *Amy* and not merely Kay.
I think it is a bit tawdry and sad, that she feels she has to sing about such things, in order to keep her place in the grand cultural machine--but I do appreciate her wordplay.