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Tom Swifties: A Never Ending Source of Amusement

“We must hurry”, Tom said swiftly…..the little sentence that spawned so many more! Please send us your favorites! “Give me the gun,” Tom said disarmingly. “I don’t think this ship is tilting at all,” Tom said listlessly. “My mother got … Continue reading

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“Tom Swifties Again” Tom Recited (Get It?)

“3.142,” Tom enumerated piously. “This is the Netherlands,” Tom stated flatly. “Boy, that sure took the wind out of my sails!” Tom said disgustedly. “Congratulations. You graduated,” Tom said diplomatically. “I can’t believe you set off the dynamite!” Tom said … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: The Best Puns of All!

I completely forgot about my favorite type of pun, the Tom Swifty, until someone added a few more to an old blog post. Tom Swifties are a type of pun that can best be understood after reading a few: “The … Continue reading

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“We Must Hurry”, Tom Said Swiftly: Tom Swifties

A Tom Swifty is a phrase in which the adverb is a pun that links back to the rest of the sentence. Huh? See examples below and send us some more! “I do too have Jedi powers!” Tom said forcefully. … Continue reading

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“I See” Said the Blind Man: Wellerisms

My father thought wellerisms were soooo funny! His favorite was “I see,” said the blind man. I would politely chuckle while he was cackling at his own cleverness. Wellerisms are, without getting too technical, a type of pun based on … Continue reading

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