Tom Swifties

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Tom Swifties

Post by Shelley » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:28 pm

With no time to actually read the linked article, Shelley posts, hastily.
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Post by trolley » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:11 pm

Beautiful! Some of those are real knee-slappers.
"Would you trade me lives?" trolley asked, wryly.
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Post by russcable » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:16 pm

"No, but I'll trade you sandwiches," Russ said ryely.
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Post by Shelley » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Yeah, trolley -- I love the one from Tony about, Oh the toothpaste has dropped behind the toilet, said Tom, crestfallen. (Or something like that -- I forget it exactly.)

This is very funny, guys! OPL.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:59 am

Here's a posting that predates Tom's leap into the limelight.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:53 am

.. here are a few Tom Swifties from Downunder ..

"Don't step in that!" slipped in Bill
"Who cleaned the whiteboard?" asked the teacher blankly
Fred jumped up, "Did you see that Kangaroo?"
"Booboo danced the cancan while eating a bonbon, playing with a yo yo and balancing a pawpaw on her head while having a tête à tête !!" he echoed.

WoZ pulling a swifty
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:02 am

"That magazine cover is the colour of blood!" Scarlett exclaimed incredulously.

"This morning I managed to convert those useless old Italian coins into Euros!" cried Eugene deliriously.

"Last month I finally gave up my low-calorie diet," expanded Gordon.
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Post by trolley » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:28 pm

"My name is Eva" she said, stretching longoriously.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:47 pm

"Love thy enemy – they're all your relatives," expounded Albert universally.
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Post by trolley » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:04 pm

Newton pondered the gravity of Albert’s statement. “He must be speaking in general terms” he theorized.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:22 pm

“Mm, I see squared off Albert,” energetically.
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Post by Bobinwales » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:38 am

trolley wrote:Newton pondered the gravity of Albert’s statement. “He must be speaking in general terms” he theorized.
Relatively speaking, said Albert
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

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Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:04 pm

"Do you like curry?" enquired Marie the radiant hostess.
"I hope it won't poison me." replied Pierre glowingly.

WoZ quarking on
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by Ken Greenwald » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:49 pm

“Hmm! What was the point in that stupid ad? And what were they trying to sell, anyway? Well, enough TV for now – I’ve got this burning urge to go out and buy a case of those new frozen chocolate-coated cheeseburgers,” he mused subliminally.
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Post by Phil White » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:58 am

"That occurrence is at least 10 years before the earliest OED citation," said Ken predatorily.
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