Category Archives: Paraprosdokians

Paraprosdokian: It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” Groucho … Continue reading

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Paraprosdokians: Like Fine Wine

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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t … Continue reading

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