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Does anyone remember playing Tom Swifties in school? Eg:

"I wish I were taller", said Tom longingly.
"I was shot in the chest", said Tom half-heartedly.
"Someone stole the spare", said Tom tirelessly.

Okay, creative ones, let's hear some more! big grin
 
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Brilliant idea, Kalleh, said Tom brightly.

I'm in a hurry, said Tom swiftly.

I'm lethargic, said Tom, slowly.
 
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"What do they call a first offender in Iran?" asked Tom, off-handedly.

(Answer: Lefty.)

And Kalleh, perhaps it could be
"Someone stole the spare," said Tom tirelessly and despairingly. wink

Great thread!
 
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Someone stole the spare," said Tom tirelessly and despairingly.
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"We've had a flat," Tom said deflatedly.
 
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I lost my lawsuit, said Tom plaintively...
 
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I'm taking some time off, said Tom absently.
 
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"_________________" thought Tom, brainlessly.
 
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That cake looks good, said Tom hungrily.
 
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Another half-hearted one:

"I'd like you to meet my Siamese-twin brother," said Tom half-heartedly.
 
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"Who stole the marijuana?" said Tom disjointedly.

"Ouch! I'm tangled up in barbed wire!" yelped Tom indefensibly.

"You're the most callipygous woman here," Tom said, with rewarding anastrophy.
"I'm a virgin," blushed Tomasina, inscrutably embarassed.
"No for long," said Tom, barely lying.
 
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"My rooster crows every morning," said Tom cockily.
 
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"I love to wake up early," chirped Tom.
 
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"Welcome to the Forum, LoriL!" said Angel warmly! smile
 
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"Indeed, Lori, it's good to have you," said shufitz, agree(t)ing with Angel.

("Sorry about that terrible wordplay," he added, puntifically.)
 
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Yes, Lori, welcome to the board, said Tom, boringly. big grin
 
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"Stop", said Tom, haltingly.
"My flight leaves at 8:00" said Tom, airily.
 
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"Thank you," she said gratefully...


"My whole body hurts," said Tom, achingly.
 
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So, Lori, do you live in Puget, Tom said soundly.

Sorry you guys, only Tinman, Lori, and I wll get that one, unless you're good at geography.

Glad to see another NorthWETerner!
 
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"I'm lost," said Tom, misguidedly.

"How should I dress?" asked Tom casually.

"Do you know a good chiropractor?" asked Tom, taken aback.

"There's that smell again," sniffed Tom resentfully.
 
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"Were those excruciating adverbial puns known as Tom Swifties invented by the author of Gulliver's Travels?" asks Tom swiftly.
"No, they were originated by Edward Stratemeyer in a series of strip cartoons about a character called Tom Swift. That was in the USA in the 1920s" Ed states decadently.

http://thinks.com/words/tomswift.htm
 
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"Yes," she said, soddenly, "I live not far from tinman."
 
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"Don't hurt my kitten!" screamed Tom categorically.

"Time to clean manure from the stables," said Hercules dutifully.

"No need, Herc. I could do it, and I've done it," said Tom candidly.
 
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"What we need is a player who can hit 60 home runs a year!" the coach said ruthlessly.

(explanation for non-baseball enthusiasts: Babe Ruth was famous for, among other things, hitting 60 home runs in one year, a record which only recently fell.)

"I'm somewhat ambivalent about my feelings concerning homosexuality," said Tom, half in earnest.

(And I add, at the risk of sounding like Jerry Seinfeld, not that there's anything wrong with that!)
 
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"I'm somewhat ambivalent about my feelings concerning homosexuality," said Tom, half in earnest.
"Not to mention necrophilia," he added in dead earnest. eek
 
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A sub-theme occurred to me while wending my way home from work.

"I live in London," said arnie brittlely.
"Paris, here," responded Safi frankly.
"No one from Munich?" asked Tom, with Hunnied words.
"And surely not from Copenhagen?" asked Tom disdainfully.
"We really need an attractive Italian guy," observed museamuse ro(me)manticly.
 
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CJ Strolin, I love your Jerry Seinfeld reference! big grin

"I hate cats", said Tom, doggedly.
 
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"Yesterday was my due date", said Tomasina, expectantly.

"I love doing little projects," Tom said, craftily.
 
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Quote: "Yesterday was my due date", said Tomasina, expectantly.
A sad situation, but better than:
"My period was due yesterday," said Tomasina, belatedly.

Quote: "I love doing little projects," Tom said, craftily.
"Especially on my computer," Tom said, bitterly and bytingly.
 
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"How do I get down from this rock wall?" Tom asked repellingly.
 
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"The prisoner's running down the fire escape!" said Tom, condescendingly.
 
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"And a hearty welcome to Gramps!" said Morgan sincerely. smile
 
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"It's never too late to add one more "swifty," said Tom, nostalgically.

When my friend Mike Sweet was principal of a certain high school, that situation inspired this ..... "It's not the students or the teachers that are most important in this institution. It's the Principal of the thing," said Mike, Sweetly.
 
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Here's a site devoted to listing every Tom Swifty, I said listfully.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
 
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"But what happens if they take the site down?" asked Tom listlessly.
 
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"We can always start from scratch," said Tom, creatively.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
 
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"I'm a little short, so I'll hitch a ride home, " said Tom, Thumbing.
 
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