Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wednesday's Random (NOT) Slang-o-rama: Paraprosdokias

Because I'm facing down a deadline and kind of forgot (!!) that this is Wednesday, I am featuring something a little fun and different forwarded to me by author buddy and dear friend, Camille Minichino.

I have never heard of paraprosdokias. Have you? Prepare to be educated!

The following are paraprosdokias—a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence is unexpected and oft times humorous: 
  • If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they'd eventually find me very attractive. 
  • Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.
  •  Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  • I'm great at multitasking, I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
  • If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. 
  • Take my advice — I'm not using it.
  • Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were.
  • Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
  • Ever stop to think and forget to start again?
  • He who laughs last thinks slowest.
  • Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?
  • I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one. 
  • Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 
  • I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it. 
  • If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. 
  • If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?
  • Money is the root of all wealth.
Paraprosdokias to tickle your funny bone.
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay


Camille Minichino said...

Love the little boy!

Ann Parker said...

A cutie, right? :-)
Thanks for the fun post, Camille!

Carole Price said...

A laugh for every line. Loved it...and the boy.

Liz V.. said...

Shared with friend. Thank you both.

Ann Parker said...

Hi Carole! Glad you enjoyed the post and the happy face. :-)

Ann Parker said...

Hi Liz! Hope your friend got some smiles from the post...