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Paraprosdokians

List of funny paraprosdokians for you to add to rank and share.

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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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One thing that humbles me deeply is to see that human genius has its limits while human stupidity does not.

Paraprosdokians | One thing that humbles me deeply is to see that human genius has its limits while human stupidity does not.

Alexandre Dumas

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

Paraprosdokians | The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

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

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

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

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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.

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

Einstein

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

Paraprosdokians | Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
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He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.

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

Zsa zsa Gabore
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Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Paraprosdokians | Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Paraprosdokians | I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Paraprosdokians | 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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In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Paraprosdokians | In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln
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