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Paraprosdokians

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

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

Oct 07, 2012
Paraprosdokians | One thing that humbles me deeply is to see that human genius has its limits while human stupidity does not.

Alexandre Dumas

Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 20401
Paraprosdokians | Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.
Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 21765
Paraprosdokians | 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

Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 18622
Paraprosdokians | 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

Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 20172
Paraprosdokians | Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
A Paraprosdokian Sentence from the big list at www.parapraodokianfun.com
Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 18161
Paraprosdokians | Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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

Oct 10, 2012
Paraprosdokians | Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
8

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

Sep 09, 2012
Paraprosdokians | 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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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Oct 07, 2012
Paraprosdokians | The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
13

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

Sep 09, 2012
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.
Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 21066
Paraprosdokians | Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

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Sep 18, 2012 - 1x.cm - 21734
Paraprosdokians | If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. - Andretti

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

Oct 21, 2012
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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Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Oct 06, 2012
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.

Oct 09, 2012
Paraprosdokians | Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
21

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

Oct 10, 2012
Paraprosdokians | He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.

Zsa zsa Gabore
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Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 18609
Paraprosdokians | The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
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Oct 01, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 19728
Paraprosdokians | A problem is really only a fact that someone is resisting.

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Sep 09, 2012 - paraprosdokianfun.com - 21061
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.