Normally, I don’t share personal e-mails. However, this message from a member of the local writers group warrants sharing.
Thought you’d be interested in increasing your vocabulary–and getting a few chuckles.
Mom, Oma, Karel
Here is the definition: of “paraprosdokian”:
“A figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected;frequently used in a humorous situation.”
“Where there’s a will, I want to be in it,” is an example of a paraprosdokian. My version: Where there’s a will, there’s someone to contest it.”
Ok, so now enjoy!
1. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not beating everyone over the head with that fact.
2. Sunflower oil is made from sunflowers. Peanut oil is made from peanuts. Baby oil is…