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noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 5:00pm

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Tolkien Swifties (Word Game) Can't Post

I recently found out about "Tom Swiftly's", a punning word game.
To play, you make up something that a character says, then describe how they said it in a way that introduces a pun on what was said (Hopefully it's clear enough from my examples below, but if not, some background and examples here: http://www.fun-with-words.com/tom_swifties.html).

I wondered whether we could do this with a Tolkien theme?

Sure we can:

"That won't fit a dwarf!" said Gimli shortly.

"That's the last time I show jewellery to a wolf" said Beren, offhandedly.

"I shot it." said Legolas with a bow.

"Can I go on another adventure?" Bilbo requested.

"But they could have FLOWN the Ring to Mordor!" said the Tolkien geek eagerly.

"Hey that's my skin!" Treebeard barked.

ShockedCrazyMadEvilEvilWink

And if that's not bad enough already, I'm sure you can come up with more....

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jan 29 2016, 7:23pm

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"Daddy, I intend to marry 'that Man', as you call him," Arwen said evenly. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jan 29 2016, 8:02pm

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King Elessar, striding through the crowd towards his princess, his face shining with love: "Gosh! That is a really pretty flag! Thanks!" [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Darkstone
Immortal


Jan 29 2016, 8:15pm

Post #4 of 143 (2302 views)
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"Bird poop and a bunny sled? I can't believe how PJ portrayed me!" said Raddy aghast. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 8:56pm

Post #5 of 143 (2298 views)
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"It likes punses, praps it does?" [In reply to] Can't Post

 “I’ll dash over this snow and check.” said Legolas lightly.


“One more drink and I’ll be stoned.” gulped William Huggins

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 9:08pm

Post #6 of 143 (2292 views)
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“Who’s the fairest of them all?” queried Boromirror. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 9:23pm

Post #7 of 143 (2292 views)
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"I've made a Great Darkness!" shouted Sauron, delightedly. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 9:41pm

Post #8 of 143 (2289 views)
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"Let me show you how I tamed Shadowfax" said Gandalf in a hoarse whisper. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 29 2016, 9:57pm

Post #9 of 143 (2288 views)
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"I've forgotten how to shape-shift!" Sobbed Beorn, unbearably. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


AshNazg
Gondor


Jan 30 2016, 2:52am

Post #10 of 143 (2273 views)
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Boromirror reflected on his actions "nothing more than a broken heirloom" he said sharply // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


AshNazg
Gondor


Jan 30 2016, 3:07am

Post #11 of 143 (2273 views)
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"I am fire!" Smaug heatedly exclaimed. "I am death" he added morbidly, and departed // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


(This post was edited by AshNazg on Jan 30 2016, 3:09am)


AshNazg
Gondor


Jan 30 2016, 3:19am

Post #12 of 143 (2272 views)
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"These ain't sheep! These is fresh calves!" Tom revealed // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 3:45am

Post #13 of 143 (2260 views)
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“I cotton to you Sammy dear.” declared Rosie. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 4:07am

Post #14 of 143 (2258 views)
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The Uruk attacked with a small bilbo while Aragorn thrusted with his kingsfoil. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




Sarahbor
Lorien


Jan 30 2016, 4:19am

Post #15 of 143 (2262 views)
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He said "nags" not "calves" [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a slang word for horse

Hobbit/LOTR cartoons & humor: http://www.sarahbor.com/


Sarahbor
Lorien


Jan 30 2016, 4:26am

Post #16 of 143 (2256 views)
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LOL these are funny [In reply to] Can't Post

I wish I could think of some, but all I can come up with is this:
Standing next to Beorn, Gloin was dwarfed (..but it kinda breaks the rules since no one actually says anything!)

Hmm...if you can say "heavy-handedly" can you say "iron-footedly"?
"Thranduil's crossed the line threatening my kin, and I'm putting my foot down," said Dain, iron-footedly. Eh Crazy

Hobbit/LOTR cartoons & humor: http://www.sarahbor.com/


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 8:34am

Post #17 of 143 (2251 views)
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But "calves" is what makes it a swiftly [In reply to] Can't Post

...because veal is the meat from calves, and so "Tom revealed" is the required pun on something within the quotations.
You could have for example:

"You must take the horses" Tom nagged. (Nagged--> nags for horses)

Or

"You must ride on the ponies: you cannot ride on sheep" said Tom hoarsely (pun on horse)

I'm not sure whether the next one counts, because it isn't in the classical form "[x]" said [the character] [adjective that pubs on x] :
They asked Beorn whether he could speak pony, but he said "nay".


Sorry if my explanation of the 'rules' was unclear!

This one isn't a Swiftly, but does make me laugh:
"You wouldn't send a knight out on a dog like this!" - Sir Merry Brandybuck, knight of Rohan, when offered a Labrador instead of a pony.

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


AshNazg
Gondor


Jan 30 2016, 11:27am

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I know, I was stretching it for the (bad) pun. Sorry haha! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 30 2016, 1:40pm

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Oh! Good one!! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
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Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 2:18pm

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“I’m the only female Dwarf!” she discoursed shortly. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 2:27pm

Post #21 of 143 (2227 views)
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“Shucks!” said Milo with a cob in hand. While Myrtle burrows for taters. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 3:06pm

Post #22 of 143 (2226 views)
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“Ware! Ware! I’m out of arrows!” quivered Legolas. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A proton accelerated to 99.99% of the speed of light
gains 470 times its original mass.




AshNazg
Gondor


Jan 30 2016, 3:29pm

Post #23 of 143 (2219 views)
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"Just take some of mine!" Tauriel shot back // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


(This post was edited by AshNazg on Jan 30 2016, 3:30pm)


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 5:07pm

Post #24 of 143 (2214 views)
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"You're the best of all women" said Sam, with Rose-tinted glasses // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 30 2016, 6:04pm

Post #25 of 143 (2210 views)
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"My Precious" said Bilbo with a Ring in his voice. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

~~~~~~
The Reading Room read-through of The Two Towers Book IV has started! All Book IV chapters now taken, but volunteers are needed for ROTK http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=893293#893293

Book IV schedule and links:
week starts # Chapter # Chapter name # leader # URL of thread Notes erminder
03-Jan-16 # I # The Taming of Smeagol # noWizardme Part 1: http://goo.gl/wvyAOx 2: http://goo.gl/6ks0JV 3: http://goo.gl/l0iuEz 4: http://goo.gl/7ket5o y
10-Jan-16 # II # The Passage of the Marshes # Oliphaunt Part 1: http://goo.gl/eUEV4u, 2:http://goo.gl/5osCOm 3: http://goo.gl/F9p2Pe y
17-Jan-16 # III # The Black Gate Is Closed # Al Carondas http://goo.gl/FXwf5j y
24-Jan-16 # IV # Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit # Hamfast Gamgee http://goo.gl/QIEN7C 2; http://goo.gl/FwZoyQ Y

31-Jan-16 # V # The Window on the West # MirielCelebel
07-Feb-16 # VI # The Forbidden Pool # Hamfast Gamgee
14-Feb-16 # VII # Journey to the Cross-roads # Mironiel
21-Feb-16 # VIII # The Stairs of Cirith Ungol # squire
28-Feb-16 # IX # Shelob's Lair # enanito
06-Mar-16 # X # The Choices of Master Samwise # Surprise Chapter Leader "End G.I. Bran"
(Easter 2016 is March 27)

A set of links to our Book III discussions can be found here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=886383#886383

A wonderful list of links to previous read-throughs is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm

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