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Attention Word Nerds: Food-Related Tom Swifties

Over the weekend, the New York Times' Schott's Vocab, a blog devoted to language, asked readers to submit Tom Swifties, a phrase with a punning relationship between the adverb describing the speaker and the action. There were some good food-centric ones in the mix:

"Matzoh balls and gefilte fish for me," said Tom judiciously.

“I adore hamburgers," he said with relish.

“Why, that’s the best fruit smoothie I’ve ever tasted!” Tom said with aplomb.

“I’m starving!” the crow squawked ravenously.

Related
New Food Words in 2009 AP Stylebook
Food Words in the 2009 National Spelling Bee
The Term 'Housemade' Is the New 'Homemade'

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