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20030Re: [Tom-Swift] Tom Swift + Public Domain

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  • Robert P. Goldman
    Apr 19
      On 4/18/17 Apr 18 -9:10 PM, George Dombi greystoke3@...
      [Tom-Swift] wrote:
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      > The cannibals have us in a pot now, Tom said stewingly.

      "I'll have another Martini," Tom said, dryly.
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      > On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:36 AM, mikelinsf@...
      > <mailto:mikelinsf@...> [Tom-Swift] <Tom-Swift@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:Tom-Swift@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
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      > My understanding is that the first 25 books in the original series
      > are in the public domain.
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      > Does anyone know what year Tom Swifty or Tom Swiftie appeared? You
      > know the play on words like:
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      > A Tom *Swifty* (or Tom *Swiftie*) is a phrase in which a quoted
      > sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed.
      > Tom *Swifties* may be considered a type of wellerism.
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