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Paraprodokians

English: Sir Winston Churchill.

Paraprosdokian, are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; often humorous in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. A paraprosdokian is extremely popular among comedians and satirists. Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but they also play on the double meaning of a particular word.

This list of paraprodokians I received via a forwarded email and the email stated that Winston Churchill loved them. I don’t know if he actually did or not, but I sure have gotten “a kick in the funny bone” from reading them and I hope you do also.

I have turned each of the sentences into an image quote” using “Paint” clip art and various fonts from 1001 Free Fonts.com and dafont.com.

Please see the gallery below.

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