Replying to comment by Michael Latsch on The Time I Was Published In Boys' Life Magazine.

Michael Latsch

Shit, I remember that issue. From memory, the Tom Swifty joke form is a sort of punning where Tom's adverb modifying "said" and the content of his saying echo each other.

So the content of Tom's saying suggests that he's pointing out the way to the store, and he's saying it "pointedly."

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