Tom Swifty

Monday, 08 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

Tom SwiftyThis week we're adding a hidden pun.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to create a Tom Swifty using one of the random words.  (see Strategy below for what a Tom Swifty is)

  • oar
  • iceberg
  • escalator
  • boots
  • varnish

Challenge:  For extra challenge you must use two of the words.

Strategy:  A Tom Swifty is when a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which is is attributed.  It is a fun little play on words that isn't always immediately obvious.  For example:

"They had to amputate them both at the ankles" said Tom defeatedly.

"I have a split personality" said Tom being frank.


Get creative, leave a comment below.