[Ads-l] ADS-L Digest - 2 Jan 2019 to 3 Jan 2019 (#2019-4)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Jan 4 09:50:15 EST 2019


On 1/4/19 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:43:09 -0600
> From:    Andy Bach<afbach at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Saying: "I see," said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.
>
> My thought too, luckily WikiP is on it (have to read "The Pickwick Papers"
> now):
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellerism
>
> *Wellerisms*, named after sayings of Sam Weller

<snip>


>
>
> A type of wellerism called a Tom Swifty
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Swifty>  incorporates a speaker
> attribution that puns on the quoted statement.[1]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellerism#cite_note-SS1-1>


Ah! Tom Swifties I've heard of . . . .


---Amy West

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