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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2012 8:19:24 PM
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They say that when we get a computer that truly understands this ... then watch out (see my column on the forthcoming Robot Apocalypse :-)

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old account Frank Eory   2/16/2012 5:17:38 PM
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How about this Einsteinian quote from Groucho Marx: "Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana."

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altme   2/16/2012 4:55:43 PM
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A special format for Wellerisms called a Tom Swifty incorporates a punning adverb that modifies the manner in which the statement was related. Tom Swift is a series of books for kids whose sometimes adverb-heavy, suggested a name for a type of adverbial pun promulgated in the 1960s, the "Tom Swifties".

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Max The Magnificent   2/15/2012 5:25:57 AM
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I must admit that I did like #2

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Max The Magnificent   2/15/2012 5:25:41 AM
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Every time I look at this list I find I have another favorite :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/15/2012 5:24:24 AM
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Actually, that sounds about right -- I sort of remember the term "Tom Swifties" ... sort of...

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SteveD_Aus   2/14/2012 10:27:11 PM
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#5 is the best for me; such a succinct way of putting it! #2 had the most unanticipated conclusion, though. Fortunately I was between sips of my coffee...

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majortom84   2/14/2012 7:25:40 PM
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The only name I've ever seen for them is "Tom Swifties." They were so labeled in one or two joke books I had as a kid. Since then I've assumed they were named for the one that always appeared first on the list: "'I'm back already!' said Tom swiftly."

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Mohit.arora   2/14/2012 4:28:44 PM
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#1, #20, #10 is just awesome

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David Ashton   2/13/2012 9:58:48 PM
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How about "Very bad Pun"?? ;-)

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