Monday, May 3, 2021

Paraprosdokians


Paraprosdokian — a figure of speech in which the latter part of a 
sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected 
and is frequently humorous. 

(Winston Churchill loved them.) 

Where there's a will, 
I want to be in it.

Since light travels faster than sound, some folks appear bright 
until you hear them speak. 

If I agreed with you, 
we'd both be wrong. 

We never really grow up, 
we only learn how to act in public. 

War does not determine who is right, 
only who is left. 

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

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

You do not need a parachute to skydive. 
You only need a parachute to skydive twice. 

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, 
any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 

You're never too old 
to learn something stupid. 

I'm supposed to respect my elders, 
but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

Murals from ArtsFields









16 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a paraprosdokian before, so thank you for enlightening me. The artwork is wonderful.

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  2. Love those sayings. Never heard the word either.
    Those murals especially the flower one are gorgeous.

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  3. Some of those utterances are quite hilariously true.
    Churchill eh????????? Well he is NOT one of my favourites.
    History books may enlighten you on why?
    Colin

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  4. I've never heard the word before but I like the sayings. The murals are so pretty. I especially love the big flowers.

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  5. I've never heard of a para whatever but I really like them.

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  6. Wonderful murals.
    Clever words and just love them.

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  7. Those are really precious and Churchill would have been the very person to enjoy them to their fullest. My favourite is the one that highlights the difference between knowledge and wisdom. And the murals are gorgeous!

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  8. Never heard that word before but totally enjoyed the examples.

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  9. My kind of humor. Love it. Thanks!

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  10. I learnt something new today, so thanks for the humourous sayings.

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  11. Wonderful murals. Clever words! Love them.

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  12. :) Thanks for the smile this morning! Oh my those murals are lovely:)

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