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The Best Place for Fun - Paraprosdokian Sentences

A paraprosdokian (from Greek meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.  It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.


The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.


A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.


I used to be indecisive.  Now I'm not sure.


If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?


You do not need a parachute to skydive.  You only need a parachute to skydive twice.


A bus station is where a bus stops.  A train station is where a train stops.  On my desk, I have a work station.


The last thing I want to do is hurt you.  But it's still on the list.


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.


Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?


I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.


I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.


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.


We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.


Do not argue with an idiot.  He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.


A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.


Some cause happiness wherever they go.  Others whenever they go.


Behind every successful man is his woman.  Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.


Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.


Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.


You're never too old to learn something stupid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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