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    frindle2 is offline Member
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    Smile twists and twizzles

    Hello. Would you please tell me the meaning of the underlined phrases in the contexts below?
    The speaker is a spy and he has a package to deliver to another spy in downtown.
    He takes a very confusing route in case he's being followed.
    I wonder there's any special meaning or just a wordplay or something.
    Thank you.

    from <The Way Downtown> by Inna Gertsberg-------
    (He's talking to himself)
    -Rats an cats! Must switch trains immediately!

    -Twists and twizzles, you better hope no one heard you talking to that woman.

    -Sniffs an sniffles! What doe this dog see in me?

    -Jam and jelly, you've got time for a cuppa!

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: twists and twizzles

    You could have mentioned that this is a children's book. The harmless exclamations are intended to amuse the little ones.

    Cf Robin's exclamations, like 'Holy Hamburger!' 'Holy Nightmare'. (Click here to read all 368 of them.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Aug-2017 at 08:40.

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