Posted by: episystechpubs | June 12, 2015

Editor’s Corner: More Tom Swifties

Friday Tom Swifties

Hello, my darlings! I have some more Tom Swifties for you from the article, “Let’s Play a Punderful Word Game!” Said Tom Swiftly, by the king of puns, Richard Lederer. I also have a few from a contest he ran in the local paper after that.

I hope you have been enjoying them and getting the hang of how they work. I have a suspicious feeling that I may need to have a contest again really soon, and I think I’ll be asking for Tom Swifties from you! Until then, enjoy!

· “I ain’t talking to my mother’s mother no more,” said Tom ungrammatically.

· “I’m trying to get some air to circulate under the roof,” said Tom fanatically.

· “Your Honor, you must be crazy,” said Tom judgmentally.

· “That’s a really ugly river beast,” said Tom hypocritically.

· “I’ve just removed the defense mechanisms from this skunk,” said Tom distinctly.

· “I’m going to kill Dracula,” said Tom painstakingly.

· “This just doesn’t add up,” said Tom nonplussed.

· “Be sure to feed kitty her cod liver oil,” said Tom catatonically.

· “Please serve me a bowl of that Chinese soup,” said Tom wantonly.

From the contest:

· “We’re mounting this lion’s nether region on our den wall,” Tom said catastrophically. — Jean Graham, San Diego

· “I cleared out the clogged drain in the kitchen with a vacuum pump,” said Tom succinctly. — Millie Bobleter, Oceanside

· “In a pinch, I can use my hatchet as a toothpick,” said Tom accidentally. — Michael Clark, Escondido

· “Tickets to the musical drama were restricted,” said Tom operationally. — Dot Koerner, Ramona

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