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Tom Swift was the main character in a series of science fiction novels for kids. The first was published in 1910 and publication stopped a little before WW2.   One of the more memorable traits was the redundant writing style which was assigned the label of being a “Tom Swiftie”.  Examples might be:

“Run!” He said quickly.

“This tastes great”, he ruminated.

“I’ve been stung!” He said pointedly.

Back in the 60s this was brought back with the help of Chicago DJ Art Roberts.   In Jr High we drove our teachers crazy.

Anyway, can anyone else come up with a Tom Swiftie?



 
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John F Dean wrote:Anyway, can anyone else come up with a Tom Swiftie?


"Maybe," he said uncertainly.
 
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"The thermostat is set too high," said Tom heatedly.
 
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If you get on my bad side, you'll find that I'm all teeth and claws, Tom said cattily.

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"It might be funny if you drank through a straw" he suggested.

"That's not as bad as getting the pins and needles sensation in your mouth," he said bitingly.

"No, we were both responsible for totaling the car," he corrected.

"One judge down, eight to go," he said ruthlessly.
(I wrote that one in late September 2020)

"I wish this orange soda came in a bigger bottle," he fantasized.
 
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"The sun is going down. Soon it will be dark." he said obviously.
(timeless wisdom from a Louis Lamour novel)
 
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"My guy writes these" she said composedly.
 
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"I can use one of Fender's most popular guitars as a literal axe," he strategized.
 
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"The chickens got into my garden and ruined my salad greens, " I complained peckishly.
 
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"Aha! Here's someone who can't speak!" exclaimed Tom dumbfoundedly
 
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“ I am building a Rocket Mass Heater” Tom exclaimed heatedly.
 
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“ I don’t like this TV show”, Tom viewed.
 
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