Updated by Bill Liao on Dec 14, 2014
Paraprosdokians
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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;

Source: http://www.paraprosdokianfun.com

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  1. 1  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

  2. 3  The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  3. 8  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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  4. 9  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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  5. 10  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

  6. 14  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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  7. 15  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.
  8. 17  Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  9. 20  I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

    I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  10. 22  Chuang Tzu said...

    Chuang Tzu said...

    "Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness."

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  11. 23  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

  12. 24  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

  13. 25  In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

    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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