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#208682 - 01/03/13 12:20 AM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: maverick]
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Speaking of hearing someone's voice again ... !

#208684 - 01/03/13 07:27 AM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Father Steve]
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Father Steve, how wonderful to hear your civilised voice too - I never was quite sure whether to address you as Your Honour or Your Worship. But I always remember your wonderfully dry tones about those appearing in front of you having more need of mercy than justice, so I feel I'm in good hands wink

The quality of mercy is not trained, opined Tom incitefully.

#208691 - 01/03/13 12:22 PM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: maverick]
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and there you have it: Your Mercy about covers it all, concluded Tom summarily.

Edited by tsuwm (01/03/13 12:24 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot my adverb!

#208705 - 01/04/13 05:59 AM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Father Steve]
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Originally Posted By: Father Steve
Speaking of hearing someone's voice again ... !

Speaking of seeing someone's face again... I'd like to say hello to you. I remember you as the Honorable Hoochie Coochie man, as you presented in some musical thread the lyrics to that song. smile

#208716 - 01/04/13 12:33 PM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: BranShea]
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I've been house-keeping my computer files and came across a copy of a post I made a llong time back on this thread - which seems to have disappeared (unless there was another thread of Tom Swifties?)
I quite liked it at the time, so thought I'd disinter it and re-present it for you.

A group of friends were sorting out a box of letters which had become scrambled. Tom was in charge.

“If we tackle the job alphabetically we’ll soon find the first three letters,” Tom see-sawed ably.
“The fourth letter is repeated,” he declared deedily.
“Finding the fifth shouldn’t be difficult,” Tom said easily.
“Goodness! The sixth letter is big enough to crawl into!” said Tom ineffably.
“Bother, I’ve – er - dropped the eighth one,” ‘e said ‘altingly.
“The ninth letter looks well,” he observed seeingly.
“The tenth one looks like a bird,” jeered Tom jadedly.
“Eleventh - better after fifteenth,” he agreed abbreviatedly.
Picking up the twelfth, “We’ll probably go here,” grinned Tom devilishly.
“Thirteen – this is unlucky for some,” he mourned emphatically.
“If we can find enough of the fourteenth letter, we could use it to separate the others,“ Tom typed enthusiastically
“The fifteenth letter looks good when it brackets the twentieth,” owned Tom otiosely
“Isn’t the sixteenth one absolutely souper?” he posed peaceably.
“Would any of you wish to stand in line for the seventeenth?” he questioned quizzically.
“The eighteenth letter, is plural,” Tom rolled out artfully.
“The nineteenth is essential,” Tom squeaked sibilantly.
“Anyone for the twentieth?” he poured out the question, leafily.
The twenty-first was missing: “This is no use,” Tom uttered ululatingly.
Tom brandished the twenty-second above his head. “Long live the difference,” he voiced Frenchly
“The twenty-third is twice as bad as the twenty-first,” Tom wailed world-wearily. or [white] was it Word-windedly[/white]?
“This marks the place of the twenty-fourth letter,” he exclaimed markedly.
“We’ll keep quiet about the last two,” Tom mouthed, wisely and keeping his tongue still.
I'm immortal until proven otherwise

#208717 - 01/04/13 12:59 PM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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it's still around, he said otiosely

#208718 - 01/04/13 01:05 PM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Coffeebean]
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"Ah, I love my synapses", he said memorably.
formerly known as etaoin...

#208724 - 01/04/13 03:58 PM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: tsuwm]
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Many thanks, once agin, tsuwm.
"I never seem able to find these things again," he said, forgetfully.
I'm immortal until proven otherwise

#208850 - 01/09/13 12:09 AM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Coffeebean]
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I'm so glad you all stepped out of the shadows, she said delightedly.

#208875 - 01/10/13 04:35 AM Re: Tom Swifty-ness [Re: Jackie]
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"The way you people use the brain is quite entertaining," he said, fundamentally.

Edited by Tromboniator (01/10/13 04:35 AM)

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