Tom Swifties

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Tom Swifties

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:45 am

D'ye ken Tom Swift?

If you haven't, you owe it to yourself to make a detour to http://www.fun-with-words.com/tom_swifties.html, whose devotion to this special kind of pun amounts to over 400 examples.

One or two will illustrate the genre:

"I couldn't believe there were 527,986 bees in the swarm!" Tom recounted.

"I haven't had any tooth decay yet," said Tom precariously.

"This is the real male goose," said Tom, displaying his propaganda.

"The cat sounds happy now that she's been fed," said Tom purposefully.

"My parents are called Billy and Nanny," Tom kidded.

"I've run out of wool," said Tom, knitting his brow.

You'll find many more sites that feature these puns if you search the Web for "Tom Swifty" or "Tom Swifties".
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