What the heck are Paraprosdokians??

Paraprosdokians figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected.
They are perhaps the most widely used form of jokes, other than puns.
They were a favorite of Winston Churchill, and we like them a lot, too!

Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on my list.

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

And Groucho Marx' line: "Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.".


Duke Fisher

Date 2/3/2022

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