Saturday, September 01, 2007

Tom Swifties

Russ Ringsak - the eloquent writer and astute observer who also drives the big truck back and forth across the country for Garrison Keillor and The Prairie Home Companion -- reintroduced me to Tom Swifties. What fun. Had you heard of them?

Examples from A to Z:

"I'm wearing a ribbon round my arm," said Tom with abandon.

"I can't eat any more lemon peel," said Tom zestfully.

Here is a link to a Tom Swifty website.
Here are Russ's two essays that mention Swities: One Two.
That second link has Russ's prize winner, and perhaps my favorite as well:

"Here comes the prisoner down the stairs now," Tom said, condescendingly.

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