Tom Swifty

Monday, 18 August 2014   |   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 (It can be the word directly or the word as inspiration).  (see Strategy below for what a Tom Swifty is)

  • bargain
  • kangaroo
  • beetle
  • seat
  • model

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.