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Re: "Useful languages"

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 20:12
--Oh, this is simply awful! :P  I didn't get it--I
thought, "How is this supposed to be funny if you
don't know the languages?"

BTW I love Tom Swifties. c:

"Pass the bread," Tom said wryly.
"I need to fold it again," Tom replied.
"Let me grade your paper again," Tom remarked.
"I'm from Indiana," Tom stated.
"I should never have learned the telegraph a second
time," Tom said remorsefully.
"I milked the cow," Tom uttered.
"I did not say I was in favor of that!" Tom exclaimed.
"So I'm standing in the middle of the target," Tom
said on the spot.
"Oh, I want a hot dog!" Tom said with relish.
"And a beer, too!" Tom said with gusto.


> > > > "I think I'll go lie in the sun," she said in > Basque. > > "Can I come too?" he asked in Tagalog (requiring > the same-- very common-- > > misapprehension and mispronunciation). > > etc. etc. > > > > > This type of verbal wordplay is sometimes known > as > "Tom Swifties". There is a list of examples at the > site: > > > > This site also has links to other sites with lists > of "swifties". > > Dan Sulani > ---------------------------------- > likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. > > A word is an awesome thing.
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