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Paraprosdokians (Read 1286 times)
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27th Dec, 2014 at 5:04pm

A rhetorical term for an unexpected shift in meaning at the end of a sentence, stanza, series, or short passage. Paraprosdokian is often used for comic effect.

#3 is an instant classic

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.  Smiley Smiley Smiley

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and say that whatever you hit was the target.

16. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
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