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Old 07-09-2013, 08:10 PM
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Tom Swifties!

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2. One per post.

Kicking things off....

"The Royal Navy's seizure of American sailors was a major cause of the War of 1812," Tom said impressively.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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"I've dropped the toothpaste!" said Tom, crestfallen.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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My favourite: "I make work surfaces for kitchens," Tom said counterproductively.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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I have no idea if this is original but how about:

"That Australian burger tasted rather odd," said Tom ruefully.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:16 PM
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"I do not care for Daniel Day Lewis' acting," said Tom, methodically.

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:29 PM
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"I've lost my flower," said Tom, lackadaisically.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:31 PM
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"I've plaited my hair!" Tom brayed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:49 PM
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"I love the time after sunrise," said Tom, mournfully.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:53 PM
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"I can't believe I'm going to drown, right here in Cairo," Tom said in denial.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:03 PM
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"I wish I had a BB gun," Tom said lackadaisically.

"Darn power saws," Tom said offhandedly.

And my all time champeen fave...

SPOILER:
"Coming, Mother!" Oedipus ejaculated blindly.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:05 PM
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"Well, I didn't expect the JM Barrie play to end like that," said Tom, deadpan.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:50 PM
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"I can't take the exam; my pencil is broken," said Tom, pointlessly.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:01 PM
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"I withdraw the statement," Tom exclaimed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:07 PM
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"I drive a 20-year-old Chevy," said Tom, cavalierly.

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 PM
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"My favorite beers are from Oregon," Tom said roguishly.

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:22 PM
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"I've got lots of dish detergent," Tom said joyfully.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:25 PM
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Okay, I just made these up.

"This beer was made with too many hops!" Tom said bitterly.

"My former girlfriend was always quoting from Wikipedia," Tom said excitedly.

"I'm a big fan of open source software," Tom admitted freely.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:39 PM
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"I caught a great white shark!" Tom said superficially.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:26 AM
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"I'm likely to be eaten by a grue," said Tom, darkly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:49 AM
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"Rounding up cattle with an airplane is really scary," whispered Tom, terrified of being overheard.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:13 AM
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"Oh, I never cheat at poker," said Tom winsomely.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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"Beware the hayfield," said Tom, balefully.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:02 AM
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"I'm going to have the biggest, gaudiest holiday display this town has ever seen," said Tom meretriciously.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:07 AM
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"Rounding up cattle with an airplane is really scary," whispered Tom, terrified of being overheard.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:10 AM
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"Don't make me get all stabby," said Tom pointedly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:15 AM
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"Touché," said Tom, with a pronounced French accent.

(PS White SIFL, I was going for the most contrived one possible, there )

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:26 AM
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And what the hell, I'll go for a double - this doesn't count as two per post, right?

"The singers' mics are all at different levels," said Tom unequivocally. "And the drum sound needs more echo," he added, ignoring the repercussions.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:06 AM
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Amateur Barbarian, Mister Rik - just one per post, as the OP rules state, if you please.

Colophon, c'mon, that was two different sentences.

"Tyrion is my favorite Game of Thrones character," Tom said impishly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:09 AM
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"I don't think I understand one episode out of that entire series," Tom said Lostly.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:49 AM
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"I really hate the early films of Audrey Hepburn," Tom said disingenuously.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:57 AM
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"Another Al Pacino movie marathon?", Tom asked overdramatically
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:03 AM
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"As a child I was babysat by Korea's biggest pop star!" said Tom psychotically.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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"We're having... triplets", Tom's wife said with a pregnant pause.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:06 AM
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"I wish I had other choices than Windows, DOS and LINUX," Tom said morosely.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:18 AM
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"I love this yellow vegetable!" said Tom, cornily.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:21 AM
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"I wish I had other choices than Windows, DOS and LINUX," Tom said morosely.


"Et voilà," said Tom gravely.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:30 AM
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"Put the bunny back in the box!" Tom said cagily.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:43 AM
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"The inside of this chimney is covered in soot!", said Tom, sweepingly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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"The inside of this chimney is covered in soot!", said Tom, sweepingly.
"You could have warned me about that first," Tom Jr. said darkly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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"I have heart problems.", Tom murmured.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:36 AM
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"I have heart problems.", Tom murmured.
"The doctor says it's cardiomegaly," said Tom with a heavy heart.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:47 AM
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"I have no idea what groceries to buy," said Tom listlessly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:48 AM
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"I never met an entomologist I didn't like," said Tom waspishly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:57 AM
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"I'll never be able to afford that Vespa," Tom moped.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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"I'll never be able to afford that Vespa," Tom moped.


"I can't afford the kennel fees, and I can't afford to have her spayed," Tom bitched.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:18 PM
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"I have a problem producing and maintaining an erection," Tom said limply.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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"Oops, I somehow didn't see that part," Tom said blindly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:41 PM
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"Oops, I somehow didn't see that part," Tom said blindly.
"I didn't know I was only supposed to post one Tom Swifty," sang Rik in a high treble.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:49 PM
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"Too many Chinese railroad workers here," said Tom coolly.

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:54 PM
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"He fired his pistol first!" Tom shot back.
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