Sunday, May 10, 2015


Paraprosdokians...  According to Wikipedia:
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.
I ran across some examples at Maggie's Farm this morning, and that got me
searching for more.  Reading through a few dozen of these was a very pleasant
way to burn a few minutes!  A few I particularly enjoyed:
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

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