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 Post subject: Paraprosdokians
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:38 pm 
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In keeping with the turn to humor and nostalgia, here is an item.



The first time I heard about paraprosdokians, I liked them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected & is frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them.)
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> > 1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
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> > 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you.... but it's still on my list.
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> > 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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> > 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
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> > 5. We never really grow up.... we only learn how to act in public.
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> > 6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
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> > 7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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> > 8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
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> > 9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
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> > 10. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
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> > 11. I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
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> > 12. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first & call whatever you hit the target.
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> > 13. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
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> > 14. You're never too old to learn something stupid.
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> > 15. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder & harder for me to find one now.

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