Paraprosdokians

List of funny paraprosdokians for you to add to rank and share. Many have been added to a new book http://bit.ly/Paraprosdokians A paraprosdokian ( /pærəprɒsˈdoʊkiən/) is wordplay where the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret an earlier part. A really good example where the word "right" changes meaning as the sentence is completed;

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    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

    Einstein

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

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

    A Paraprosdokian Sentence from the big list at www.parapraodokianfun.com

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    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool
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    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. - Andretti

    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. - Andretti

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    A problem is really only a fact that someone is resisting.

    A problem is really only a fact that someone is resisting.

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    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

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    He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.

    He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.

    Zsa zsa Gabore
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    The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

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

    A Paraprosdokian Sentence from the big list at www.parapraodokianfun.com

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    Oscar Wilde said: "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others, whenever they go."
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    Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

    Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

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    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

    A Paraprosdokian Sentence from the big list at www.parapraodokianfun.com

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    Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
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    Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

    Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

    A Paraprosdokian Sentence from the big list at www.parapraodokianfun.com

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    A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

    A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

    Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

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    Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.

    Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.

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    It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried.
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    Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, you will be a mile away and he won’t have any shoes.
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    Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
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    If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?

    If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?

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    Chuang Tzu said...

    Chuang Tzu said...

    "Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness."

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    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
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    I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

    I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

    Groucho Marx Paraprosdokian

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    Immature love, loving someone for what they do right, mature love, loving someone despite what they do wrong.

    Immature love, loving someone for what they do right, mature love, loving someone despite what they do wrong.

    Mark Goulston!

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    Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

    Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

    Einstein