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What Is Your Favourite Paraprosdokian???

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Jan 21 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Virginia (7,565 points)
edited Jan 21 by Virginia

I just learned a wonderful new word from is the link, under her comments you can find a list of prospective paraprosdokians!



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TheOtherTink Jan 21

I never met a man I didn't like, until I turned 5.  :P

Rooster Jan 21
    I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. 
Virginia Rooster Jan 21

Rooster between you and Tink, I have been laughing about five minutes now!!!  :D

TheOtherTink Rooster Jan 21

@ Virginia, laughter is the best medicine... no paraprosdokian there.  :)

Virginia Rooster Jan 21

Well except then, O'Tink, we might have to worry about what would be the SECOND-best medicine? And that is because of George Carlin's paraprosdokian, where he claims that if honesty is the best policy, then by the process of elimination DIShonesty must be the second-best policy...  :ninja:  <3  ;)

TheOtherTink Rooster Jan 21

Wait a minute, Virginia!   My critical thinking skills tell me that if honesty is the best policy, then dishonesty is simply less than best, not necessarily second-best.  Heck, it might be 100th-best, assuming of course that it isn't an exclusive two-option choice.  ;)

Virginia Rooster Jan 21

Well, (and I think this is Hon. Geo. Carlin also?) ... who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? (Hmmm...maybe that is a form of paraprosdokian itself? Anyway this wonderful word just makes my day...)

Didge Jan 22

Here's one I read this morning in Jeffrey Deaver's The Twelfth Card. A young lad had sold information to a murderer and followed it up with, "I don't know what you plan to do but when the police come calling I might remember this conversation, unless you want to pay me some more money." And the murderer said, "Just when you think somebody couldn't get any more stupid, they go and prove you wrong."

Virginia Didge Jan 22

Didge, every crime drama I watch, seems like somebody is trying to blackmail the murderer...duh...:'(  :D  <3...anyway this Q has made for some wonderful laughs!

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