A Tom Swifty is a type of pun that plays on the relationship between the adverb at the end of the sentence and the contents of the sentence.
- “I can’t see. Turn on the lights,” Tom said darkly.
- “My pencil broke,” Tom said bluntly.
- “The house is on fire,” Tom said alarmingly.
- “I should have worn long pants,” Tom said shortly.
- “Will this rain ever stop?” Tom said pourly.
Choose 5 of the adverbs below to create 5 Tom Swiftys of your own.