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Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean] #208555
12/31/12 03:56 PM
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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?

Re: painstaking [Re: maverick] #208556
12/31/12 04:35 PM
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Happy New Year, Maverick...Burma Shave? smile

Re: painstaking [Re: jenny jenny] #208558
12/31/12 04:58 PM
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Hi there maverick! It is SO good to see you back again. Mille failte!


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
Re: painstaking [Re: jenny jenny] #208559
12/31/12 05:11 PM
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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.

Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean] #208560
12/31/12 05:15 PM
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Maverick!! Happy New Year!, he said, annually!


formerly known as etaoin...
Re: painstaking [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #208565
12/31/12 06:36 PM
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Yes, Happy New Year to you all ! !


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: painstaking [Re: Coffeebean] #208570
12/31/12 07:17 PM
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Yes, Happy New Year All!

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

Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker] #208571
12/31/12 07:18 PM
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Well, it's good to have you back.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker] #208573
12/31/12 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rainmaker

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


heh


formerly known as etaoin...
Re: painstaking [Re: Rainmaker] #208574
12/31/12 07:25 PM
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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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