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21st Jun '18 4:12:09 AM Bisected8
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* "Talking through this sieve makes me sound weird," Tom strained to say.
20th Jun '18 7:49:26 PM SteelEdge
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* "I didn't do my math homework," said Tom, nonplussed.
30th Apr '18 8:44:27 AM Bisected8
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* "I can't believe I tore another pillow!", Tom said, feeling down.
29th Apr '18 4:58:58 PM Malady
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* "I've dropped my toothpaste," said Tom, Crest�fallen.
* "We're out of toothpaste," said Tom, Aim�lessly.

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* "I've dropped my toothpaste," said Tom, Crest�fallen.
Crest-fallen.
* "We're out of toothpaste," said Tom, Aim�lessly.Aim-lessly.
3rd Apr '18 7:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," said Tom rhetorically [[note]]''GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]].

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* "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," said Tom rhetorically [[note]]''GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]].[[note]]''Film/GoneWithTheWind''[[/note]].
31st Dec '17 10:29:35 PM nombretomado
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The name is a reference to the ''Literature/TomSwift'' series of books. They did not use the trope much themselves, rather the books and similar children's books of the time (''NancyDrew'', ''HardyBoys'' and other dialogue-heavy pint-sized detective novels) went to great lengths to avoid just repeating plain words like "said" and "tell" over and over again. So they employed many adverbs and alternatives: the Said-Bookism is deservedly [[SaidBookism its own trope.]] The Tom Swifty then arose later as an effective way of parodying this style [[BeamMeUpScotty until it became associated strongly with the original series itself.]]

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The name is a reference to the ''Literature/TomSwift'' series of books. They did not use the trope much themselves, rather the books and similar children's books of the time (''NancyDrew'', ''HardyBoys'' (''Literature/NancyDrew'', ''Literature/HardyBoys'' and other dialogue-heavy pint-sized detective novels) went to great lengths to avoid just repeating plain words like "said" and "tell" over and over again. So they employed many adverbs and alternatives: the Said-Bookism is deservedly [[SaidBookism its own trope.]] The Tom Swifty then arose later as an effective way of parodying this style [[BeamMeUpScotty until it became associated strongly with the original series itself.]]
24th Dec '17 5:00:26 PM Conradus
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3rd Dec '17 1:35:05 PM Malady
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* "I owe you £20," said Tom, with a score to settle.

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* "I owe you £20," said Tom, with a score to settle.



* "I've dropped my toothpaste," said Tom, Crest™fallen.
* "We're out of toothpaste," said Tom, Aim™lessly.

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* "I've dropped my toothpaste," said Tom, Crest™fallen.
Crest�fallen.
* "We're out of toothpaste," said Tom, Aim™lessly.Aim�lessly.
30th Jun '17 1:00:30 PM JackG
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* And from the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' parody "Farce Contact"...
-->"You're the Future Guy!" said Archer presciently.
22nd Mar '17 4:38:05 AM JackG
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* From the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (a competition for bad prose). This one is from Kimberly Baer, Woodbridge, VA in 2016.
-->"Nurse, I need more blankets, and my water pitcher is empty, and also my bedside lamp isn't working," Tom said coldly, dryly, and darkly, yet at the same time patiently.
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