Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th

No doubt in all the fun and frolic of this holiday you may hear some Paraprosdokians. The word comes from the Greek and means: “against expectation.” And that’s exactly what happens in this figure of speech: the last portion of the phrase or sentence part of a sentence or phrase is unexpected in a way that causes you to reframe or reinterpret the first part. Paraprosdokians are frequently used in humor and/or for dramatic effect.

Light travels faster than sound. This is the reason some individuals look bright—until you hear them speak.

Never argue with idiots. They’ll pull you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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

Many never really grow up, they only learn how to act in public—some of the time.

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

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