Have you a Tom Swifty?

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Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:10 pm

I love Tom Swifties and am always looking for new ones to add to my collection. If you're not sure what a Tom Swifty is, it's a type of pun where a modifier or other word in the last part of a sentence humorously pertains to the quotation in the first part of the sentence.

Examples:

"I'm sick of working in this muffler shop," said Tom exhaustedly.
or
"Yes, I've always liked Sinatra," said Tom frankly.
or
"I found the switch," Tom said in delight.

Get it? :D

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:23 pm

Hmm. Like this?

"I have a passion for running," Tom said swiftly.

Does it have to be a quote, and does the story always have to be about Tom?
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Kitty wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Hmm. Like this?

"I have a passion for running," Tom said swiftly.

Does it have to be a quote, and does the story always have to be about Tom?
That's the idea. :)
Traditionally, it's always a quote by Tom (not sure why), but I guess it doesn't necessarily have to be.

Another:
"I didn't get to see the whale!" Tom blubbered. :D

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by dachshundonstilts » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:37 am

"That hot dog looks delicious!" said Tom with relish.
"I feel so low, old chap, that I could get on stilts and walk under a dachshund." - Monty, "It" (1927)

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by Kitty » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:01 am

"The best house pet is a cat," Tom hissed.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by donnie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:49 am

Good ones!

"I keep dropping my toothpaste," Tom replied, crestfallen.

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by Kitty » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:38 pm

:lol: I like that one.

"That's so unsettling!" Tom said, nervously.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by donnie » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:36 pm

"It's twelve noon now," Tom chimed in.

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by Kitty » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:15 pm

"Let's go to the silent movie screening," Tom pantomimed.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Have you a Tom Swifty?

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:39 pm

"Ouch I've stepped on a nail." Tom said pointedly.

This is tough, you guys are good at this, this took me 4 days to come up with. :lol: :roll:
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