Word Ways


As readers of John G. Fuller's Games for Insomniacs (Doubleday, 1966) recall, Tom Swifties are sentences in which the adverb echoes the subject-matter of the quotation: "I can't drink any more pineapple juice," said Tom dolefully. In a February 1972 Word Ways article, J. A. Lindon showed several ways in which the classic Tom Swiftie could be generalized, all within the adverbial format.