I never (or seldom) blog about something I received by email. The exception being: 1) It’s interesting, and 2) I haven’t seen it before. Thanks to my daughter Linda for this one. The author of this collection may be Jon Hammond – his name appeared at the bottom of the message. I have edited his list of 29 paraprosdokians to 10.
“I had to look up ‘paraprodokian’. Here is the definition: ‘Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation.’ ‘Where there’s a will, I want to be in it,’ is a type of paraprodokian.
1. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.
2. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
3. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
4. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
5. There’s a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can’t get away.
6. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.
7. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
8. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
9. Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish they were.
10. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
helen choate says
Good ‘uns. I’d like to see the rest of the list