Vocabulary: Paraprosdokians

This is an unusual word, and you will probably have to add it to your spell-checker. The only reason I know it is that it was recently sent to me by a friend.  Paraprosdokians are sentences in which the latter part or a following sentence has an  unexpected, humorous twist.

Winston Churchill loved them. So do I.

It is easier understood by example. One is: If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. A Google search of paraprosdokians will uncover many more.



About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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