Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paraprosdokian

My brother has posted a marvellous list of paraprosdokians (insert correct plural) on his blog The English Cowpath.  Our sister provided the collection which someone sent her.  Pass them on.  They are too funny.

A paraprosdokian is a 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, there’s relatives," is an example.

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