Sunday, December 16, 2007


…and / or Tom Swifty (or Tom Swiftie)
*** Do not NOD off! Snickering **** HA a Niddy Noddy? How kewl is that word.
*** More about that further down the post.
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 represented as having been said. Tom Swifties may be considered a type of Wellerism. Examples include: "Pass me the shellfish," said Tom crabbily. "Can I go looking for the Grail again?" Tom requested. My favorite one is: Who discovered radium?" asked Marie, curiously.
Not Jonathan Swift [ Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667October 19, 1745) was an Irish cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub.]
Then I thought of this: How I FELT!


Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German filz felt, Latin pellere to drive, beat
Date: Before 12th century
A cloth made of wool and fur often mixed with natural or synthetic fibers through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals, and pressure b: a firm woven cloth of wool or cotton heavily napped and shrunk.
Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind. It predates weaving and knitting, although there is archaeological evidence from the British Museum that the first known thread was made by winding vegetable fibers on the thigh. In Turkey, the remains of felt have been found dating back at least to 6,500 BC. Highly sophisticated felted artifacts were found preserved in permafrost in a tomb in Siberia and dated to 600AD.
There is : Felt were a 1980s British alternative rock band, named after the way Tom Verlaine enunciated the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus", and led by Lawrence (his surname, Hayward, was never listed in any record credits or press). Lawrence and drummer Gary Ainge were the only constant members (though Ainge is not featured on Felt's first release, recorded solo by Lawrence before the band formed).
************** OK OK more AARRGGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Lets see how this all began…
*********** Sweetie came into the dining room and saw my Swift…


COMMENT: "Cute TV Antenna"



**************************** At that point I was on a ROLL


YA another AARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AKA Ball winder… Tee hee should I be SHEEPISH now?

NOPE! Back to Umbrellas: Early domestic tasks often included holding a skein of yarn in outstretched arms while our mothers, sisters, or aunts expertly wound the yarn into a ball. If a gentleman suitor was willing to hold skeins for his beloved, marital bliss was almost guaranteed. ************** How it Works *********** The basic niddy noddy shape is simple: There's a centerpiece with a "T" at each end, pivoted so that they're at opposite angles to one another. This gives you four ends around which you can wrap your yarn, creating a loop of yarn that's significantly longer than the length of the niddy noddy itself.
See where is this going?
******** AH


More tomorrow about today… ;)


Old Wom Tigley said...

I'll be back... you have me hooked now ;o) I love a good yarn.

DeeMom said...

tee hee