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#208555 - 12/31/12 10:56 AM Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean]
maverick Offline
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Hi gang

Back in a previous life (possibly referenced in those links given at the head of this string which I cannot get to open) some discussion had taken place on the history of Tom Swifties. I understand the general background of a piss-take of the adverbially overladen books by the Stratemeyer conglomerate… but I had recalled my American brethren and sistren talking of a major advertising campaign (an oil company, in the 50s?) which widely popularised the form as roadside billboards.

Google has failed to cut me a path through the jungle – any pointers?

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#208556 - 12/31/12 11:35 AM Re: painstaking [Re: maverick]
jenny jenny Offline
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Happy New Year, Maverick...Burma Shave? smile

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#208558 - 12/31/12 11:58 AM Re: painstaking [Re: jenny jenny]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Hi there maverick! It is SO good to see you back again. Mille failte!
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#208559 - 12/31/12 12:11 PM Re: painstaking [Re: jenny jenny]
maverick Offline
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Happy New Year, Maverick...Burma Shave? smile


YES! Thank you - too few active neurons to waste more on this annoying escapee from the Wot I Know prison...

New underpants for Christmas? quized Tom briefly.

Happy New Year to all.

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#208560 - 12/31/12 12:15 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Maverick!! Happy New Year!, he said, annually!
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#208565 - 12/31/12 01:36 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Yes, Happy New Year to you all ! !
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#208570 - 12/31/12 02:17 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean]
Rainmaker Offline
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Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 107
Yes, Happy New Year All!

Gosh, I've been off this board for years, he said, absently.

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#208571 - 12/31/12 02:18 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Well, it's good to have you back.
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#208573 - 12/31/12 02:20 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: Rainmaker

Gosh, I've been off this board for years, he said, absently.


heh
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#208574 - 12/31/12 02:25 PM Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker]
consuelo Offline
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Loc: Caribbean
Originally Posted By: Rainmaker
Yes, Happy New Year All!

Gosh, I've been off this board for years, he said, absently.


"Wot 'e said," she echoed.

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