Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected. And most of the time, they are pretty humorous as well. (By the way, an interesting bit of trivia is Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians.)
A teacher friend passed along the follow paraprosdokians to my wife. Kathy and I had a good laugh, and we thought you would too. What’s more, you’ll be shocked at how often you can use paraprosdokians in everyday conversation (I used several last week at the Speak It Forward Boot Camp).
Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But…it’s still on my list.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
If I agree with you, we’d both be wrong!
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
They usually begin the evening news with “Good Evening,” then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they are sexy.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
Where there is a will…there are relatives.
I’m suppose to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
If you have a paraprosdokians, be sure to share it below in our comment section! Let’s see how many new ones we can discover together…