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Tom Swifties Are Back

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#48773
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:*** (2.2)
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz******




A Tom Swifty is a play on words. Tom speaks, and the way he is said to speak is a meaningful pun.
e.g. "I love hot dogs", Tom said frankly.
The "frank" describes how he spoke and relates to the hot dog! [Frankfurter!]

Choose one of the listed words or phrases to fill each gap.

1. "I'm back! Did you remember my name?" asked Tom _____.

2. "I'm glad I'm not one of those native labourers," said Tom _____.

3. "For what we are about to receive, Lord make us truly thankful," said Tom _____.

4. "I punched him in the stomach three times," said Tom _____.

5. "I'm still waiting for my promotion," Tom admitted _____.

coolly, flippantly, gracefully, hoarsely, impartially, mysteriously, openly, privately, swiftly, triumphantly

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