Paraprosdokians (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in
which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected;
1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. (NB or there’s relations)
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.
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
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is
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 put ‘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.
(Ever been to WAL MART?)
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to
13. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit
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 its getting harder and harder for
me to find one now.