Playing with….Paraprosdokians!

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or

The Thinker by Rodin

How curious!

phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader to reinterpret or reframe the first part. Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
  • Hospitality: making your guests feel like they are at home, even if you wish they were.
  • If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.
  • You are never to old to learn something stupid.
  • Nostaligia isn’t what it used to be.
  • A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are on it.
  • When ever I fill out an application, in the part that says “In case of emergency, notify,” I put “A Doctor“.

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