Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PARAPROSDOKIANS


PARAPROSDOKIANS
I had to look up "paraprosdokian". 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 paraprosdokian.


Ok, so now enjoy!
       
1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and
beat you with experience.

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

3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why 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. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then
proceed to tell you why it isn't.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is
research.

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

11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.

12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case
of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'

13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

14. 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.

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

16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I
stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

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

19. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live
with.

20. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so
they can't get away.

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

22. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

23. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you
hit the target.

24. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

25. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

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

27. A diplomat is someone who tells you to go to hell in such a way that
you look forward to the trip.

28. Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish
they were.

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

30. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire
Department usually uses water.


Words of Wisdom
"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
(Thank you Aunt Virginia.  Now I know what Paraprosdokians are).