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Tom Swifties Again

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

 

Puzzle ID:#47931
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:** (1.65)
Category:Language
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz*******

 

 

 



A Tom Swifty is a play on words. Tom speaks, and the way he is said to speak is a pun - both meanings could be true.

e.g. "I love hot dogs", Tom said frankly. "Frank" describes how he spoke and relates to the hot dog! [Frankfurter!]

The Tom Swifty can also use a phrase or homophone.
e.g. "You didn't order enough carpet", said Tom with a cold stare.
"Cold stare" expresses his annoyance and suggests uncarpeted stairs!


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

** CLUES **
1. "So what if I failed the multi-choice!" said Tom _____.

2. "I was here. I am still here, and here I will be!" said Tom _____.

3. "Some you lose", said Tom _____.

4. "So, you think you're a butcher!" said Tom _____.

5. "I'm unemployed right now", said Tom _____.


** WORD LIST **
fondly, a little testily, cuttingly, in fun, winsomely, dolefully, happily, intensely,


** CREATIVITY BONUS **
Think of a better Tom Swifty for one of the statements in the teaser, and maybe write it as a comment.




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Comments

Gizzer*
Sep 06, 2010

"So what if I failed the multi-choice!" said Tom randomly.
dalfamnestAnz*
Sep 09, 2010

Yup - the technique of too many students! ...or 'If in doubt, choose "B".'
ThinksForFun*
Oct 13, 2012

How about: "So, you think you're a butcher!" said Tom, putting him through the meat grinder.



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