Yes, good insight. It seems I'm using the wrong tool for the job. I've toyed with lookbehinds and never found a good use case that didn't hurt my brain but this seems like the perfect one.
$PM = "Perl Monk's";
$MCF = "Most Clueless
Friar Abbot Bishop Pontiff Deacon Curate Priest Vicar";
$nysus = $PM . ' ' . $MCF;
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