Paraprosdokian


Normally, I don’t share personal e-mails. However, this message from a member of the local writers group warrants sharing.

Dear All,

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…
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9 responses »

  1. I like the first one and of course the last one.
    I musn’t be mature enough, becouse I still do not understand the obssesion for being sexy .
    .

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