Have you a Tom Swifty?

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donnie
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Have you a Tom Swifty?

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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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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?

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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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"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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"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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Good ones!

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

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

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"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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"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:
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

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