Paraprosdokians – What did you say?

Please share

 Paraprosdokians
I had heard of them and used them but I have never known what they are called. Well now I know…. Paraprosdokians

They are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. (Sir Winston Churchill was one who loved them).

1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it
2. Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up — we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
10. In filling out an application, where it says, “In case of emergency, notify…” I answered “a doctor.”
11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
13. I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.
14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
15. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
16. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
17. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
18 Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
19. How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
20. The last thing I want to do is hurt you … but it’s still on my list.

Paraprosdokians ….My kind of humour 🙂
Michael E Thornley
Author &  Lifestyle Entrepreneur 

Related Posts
Take Action and overcome your fears
GUEST BLOG: An Email received and shared from my Entrepreneurial Coach J.T. DeBolt Please visit his website Michael Thornley 'Achieve Your Dreams' MOBE Partner From J.T. DeBolt " The most dangerous obstacles in life are the ones ...
READ MORE
Choice- The choice is yours!
The choice is yours! It is up to you which one you feed.....you can continue to dwell in self pity or snap out of it and get on with living! Michael Ellis ...
READ MORE
Let me tell you a story about the word YES
Our guest Blog post today is from one of our regular contributors Catriona Pollard. Please visit her links 🙂 Blessings, Michael E Thornley Writer & Entrepreneur ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let me tell you a story about the word ...
READ MORE
Christmas Message for You from the Michael Thornley Organisation
Christmas Message for You from the Michael Thornley Organisation Well it is now Christmas Eve here in Australia, thus I would like to wish you, my friends,  a most wonderful and ...
READ MORE
Love yourself first
" Let today be the day that you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; Let it be the day you act upon it!"...... Steve ...
READ MORE
Emerald City – Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live
Grant Dodwell's Australian National Theatre Live brings Emerald City into cinemas. Recently on my Gypsy Traveller Tour of Eastern Australia, I had the good fortune to be invited to the screening ...
READ MORE
Discover Your Family Origins – Thornley Genealogical Services
Grow your Family Tree Discover Your Family Origins What is Genealogy? the study of family history the history of a particular family showing how the different members of the family are related ...
READ MORE
Family Tree – Curious about Your Origins?
‘Who is in Your Family Tree?… Where to Begin Your Research’ by Michael Thornley   THORNLEY GENEALOGICAL SERVICES (Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook) Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com What is Genealogy? the study of family history the history of ...
READ MORE
Just do it!
Our guest blogger today is Kristen Owens  - Author, Speaker, Coach,Holistic Nutritionist "Aspire to Inspire before you Expire " Michael Thornley Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula I recall a conversation with a woman ...
READ MORE
9 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening
We are all living in a time where it is becoming increasingly 'normal' for people to embrace their spiritual sides. Even people that said they could never embrace such a ...
READ MORE
Take Action and overcome your fears
Choice- The choice is yours!
Let me tell you a story about the
Christmas Message for You from the Michael Thornley
Love yourself first
Emerald City – Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre
Discover Your Family Origins – Thornley Genealogical Services
Family Tree – Curious about Your Origins?
Just do it!
9 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

About Michael Thornley

Author & Entrepreneur
This entry was posted in learn, life, mentor, mind, teacher. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.