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Two blogs in one: 'Amusives' at contains
Photos and Stories with a Canadian perspective, Amusing Quotations; Birds and Bugs; Plants in my Backyard; and Places I visit.
'Counter Current' contains observations about Current Events.

Tom Swifties

A ‘Tom Swifty’ is a play on words. It usually starts with a quotation, followed by an adverb that describes how Tom was speaking. The term was coined by Willard Espy (1911–99). […]