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#96302 02/19/03 09:51 PM
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Let's try a Tom Swifty thread.

Tom Swiftys are named after the Tom Swift American adventure novels. The author Victor Appleton (Edward L. Stratemeyer or Howard Garis in Stratemeyer's employ) would always describe every action with an adverb: Tom never just said anything, he said it carefully, excitedly, eagerly, etc. A Tom Swifty is a particular type of pun centering on the adverb in the following formula:

"You should go clean the lawn," Tom said rakishly.
"I hate being on welfare," Tom said dolefully.
"Those knives are dangerous," Tom said pointedly.

- from www.wikipedia.org

As stated above, a Tom Swifty contains a pun. Good ones may contain two or three puns! As always, brevity is the soul of wit.


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"I like Garfield, but not the dog," Tom said odiously.

"You'll never get me to a proctologist!" Tom said testily.



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"I have cramps," she said periodically.


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Here's a few:

which put me in mind of Shona. Where is he these days?

Shoooooooonnnnaaaaaaa, where aaaaaaaaarrrre yoooooooouuu?


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"You'll never get me to a proctologist!" Tom said testily.

Ummm, you _did_ mean a urologist?

Unless perhaps you wanted "...never get me to a proctologist, he said acidly."

Which brings to mind the old saying, "Don't start vast projects with half-vast ideas..."

Pa-da-bam.


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Pa-da-bam.

And a tip o' the *rimshot* to ya, good doctor.


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"I prefer French roast myself," Coffeebean said darkly.


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"I prefer French roast myself," Coffeebean said darkly.
HA! That was GREAT!
C-bean, welcome aBoard, if I haven't already.
"I am roasting, she said hotly".


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"I am hot", he said sunnily.




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