Word Humor With Paraprosdokians

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence is unexpected and often very humorous. They make great one-liners.

I received these examples of paraprodokians  in my e-mail today. I’d love to give credit to the originator but no credits were given. Still, I had to share it. Check out the websites below for more great examples

• If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they’d eventually find me attractive.

• I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they’re flashing behind you.

• Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.

• Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

• I’m great at multi-tasking–I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.

• If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

• Take my advice — I’m not using it.

• My spouse and I were happy for twenty years; then we met.

• Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they’re at home when you wish they were.

• Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

• Ever stop to think and forget to start again?

• Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.

• He who laughs last thinks slowest.

• Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?

• I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.

• Sometimes I wake up grumpy; other times I let her sleep

• If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?

Find more here: Monty Perlin’s World – 182 Paraprosdokians

  Alpha Dictionary.com

Louise Myers Visual Social Media


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