Paraprosdokians

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 These have been around before in various forms, but they make me laugh every time, so I’m sending them on again. Hope they make you laugh again too.
Paraprosdokians

Paraprosdokians (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. Enjoy!

  1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. 

         2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list. 

         3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 

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

         5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. 

         6. War does not determine who is right – only who is left. 

         7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 

         8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.To steal from many is research. 

         9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 

         10. In filling out an application, where it says, ‘In case of emergency, Notify:’ I put  ‘DOCTOR’. 

         11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. (ever been to Wal Mart) 

         12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. 

         13. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.. 

         14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target. 

         15. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 

         16. You’re never too old to learn something stupid. 

         17. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now. 

      Paraprosdokianasi

   Spread the Laughter 
         Share the Cheer 
         Let’s Be Happy 
         While We’re here!!

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About Dick and Danna

Resume for Dick Vernon, PHD (Possess Highschool Diploma) I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. I am a strong conservative politically. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I make women swoon with my sensuous steel guitar playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, I repair computerized aircraft panels free of charge. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. Ihave been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On week- ends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I have given Rachel Ray and Emirile cooking lessons. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performe open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis many times when I taught him how to play guitar.. But I have not yet gone to college. ——————————————————- Resume for: Danna Vernon I put up with Dick Vernon. Doesn’t that say it all?
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