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* "Well, I thought it was kind of nice being a girl for a while", Tom said dismissively.



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* "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogoves": Alice, the one who had [[invoked]][[InspirationForTheWork inspired]] author Creator/LewisCarroll, is a single scene character in this story who "thinks parenthetically" (and her thoughts are in parentheses instead of the more usual italics).



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* In ''Belgarath the Sorcerer'', the prequel to ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarath recounts a time when he transformed himself into an owl to spy on someone. He just couldn't resist saying that he watched the person "owlishly".

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** "I don't know where I put my list of arguments against", Tom said, missing context.


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* "Leave them to germinate", Tom proceeded.


See StealthPun for when the puns are hidden more covertly and {{Pun}} for a range of {{Pun}} subtropes. Also compare BattyBooks.

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See StealthPun for when the puns are hidden more covertly and {{Pun}} for a range of {{Pun}} subtropes. Also compare BattyBooks.
subtropes.


* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series is littered with them, most captured at [[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/ The Annotated Pratchett File]]. Probably the first was in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' about [[GrimReaper Death]], after being summoned by the Rite of [=AshkEnte=]:

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series is littered with them, most captured at [[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/ The Annotated Pratchett File]]. Probably the first was in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' ''Literature/TheLightFantastic'' about [[GrimReaper Death]], after being summoned by the Rite of [=AshkEnte=]:



** It was also used in combination with a ShoutOut in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' which is about [[strike: Rock and Roll]] Music With Rocks In.

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** It was also used in combination with a ShoutOut in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' ''Literature/SoulMusic'' which is about [[strike: Rock and Roll]] Music With Rocks In.



** Used in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' for a double-barrelled pun (admittedly, the same one, but still):

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** Used in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' for a double-barrelled pun (admittedly, the same one, but still):

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* "I think Lee acted alone", Tom said, feeling justly attacked.

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* "Glad I didn't get another text message requesting my credit card info today", Tom said, without context.


* "I need to revive the cookware" Tom said, deadpan.

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* "I need to revive the cookware" cookware", Tom said, deadpan.deadpan.
* "I got the bomb to countdown again", Tom refused to say.


* "I need to revive the cookware" Tom said with a deadpan voice.

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* "I need to revive the cookware" Tom said with a deadpan voice.said, deadpan.

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* "I need to revive the cookware" Tom said with a deadpan voice.


-->"You're only average," he said meanly.
-->"I have to go to the hardware store," he said wrenchingly.
-->"Would you like a soda," he asked spritely.
* Much of the plot of David Lubar's ''Literature/SleepingFreshmenNeverLie'' actually ''depends'' on Tom Swifties. As such, there are many scattered throughout the book.

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-->"You're only average," he said meanly.
-->"I
meanly.\\
"I
have to go to the hardware store," he said wrenchingly.
-->"Would
wrenchingly.\\
"Would
you like a soda," he asked spritely.
* Much of the plot of David Lubar's ''Literature/SleepingFreshmenNeverLie'' ''Literature/SleepingFreshmenNeverLie'': Much of the plot actually ''depends'' on Tom Swifties. As such, there are many scattered throughout the book. They're scattered throughout the book, though they're all made by Scott and other various characters purposefully after learning them in English class and finding them hilarious.


* Mark Rosewater of ''MagicTheGathering'' held a Magic-related Tom Swifty contest a few years ago. The results can be seen [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr115 here.]] (All the way down - they will only make sense if you know the cards they're referencing, though.)

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* Mark Rosewater of ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' held a Magic-related Tom Swifty contest a few years ago. The results can be seen [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr115 here.]] (All the way down - they will only make sense if you know the cards they're referencing, though.)


* "I'm trying to read Darwin's ''Voyage of the Beagle'', Tom said doggedly.

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* "I'm trying to read Darwin's ''Voyage of the Beagle'', Beagle''", Tom said doggedly.


See StealthPun for when the puns are hidden more covertly and {{Pun}} for a range of {{Pun}} subtropes.

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See StealthPun for when the puns are hidden more covertly and {{Pun}} for a range of {{Pun}} subtropes.
subtropes. Also compare BattyBooks.

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