September 05, 2003

Tom Swifties

Inventing Tom Swifties was a favorite game of mine as a kid after my dad and I read an article about them in the New York Times. Two examples I remember from the article are "There are one hundred thousand felines in the country," she said categorically. "And two hundred thousand canines," he added dogmatically. I don't remember any I made up, but I'm sure they were equally clever and witty.

Some likeminded person has collected hundreds of them and organized them alphabetically. Some of them are pretty bad, but some are extremely clever (I like "Elvis is dead," said Tom expressly.)

Posted by Jen at September 5, 2003 10:19 AM