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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

P for ABC Wednesday

An example of a paraprosdokian

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

If you feel the urge to snort, giggle and roar, follow the link where you'll find an assortment of paraprosdokians and suddenly you'll be passionate enough about them to begin writing your own.


Do you know paraprosdokians?


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24 comments:

Nanka said...

Hilarious!! I enjoyed the link!! Thank you for sharing it!! :) I liked this one there :D
"A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station."
LOL!! Now I'm off to make some of my own!! :D
Have a great day ahead!!

EG Wow said...

Hehe. Well I don't need a parachute because I NEVER intend to skydive. :)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this fun post! I like all those paraprosdokians, but I think this is my favourite one:"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car".

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

anthonynorth said...

I like that :-)

Paula Scott said...

Always fun to stop by here to see what unusual words you will introduce us to-and no, I don't know any!

Jo Bryant said...

love it :)

sandy said...

I did not. Now, if I can only remember it!

Leslie: said...

Love it! lol

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Terrific post. A new word for me to learn.
I always love coming here and learning new things.

Gigi Ann said...

I don't know a paraprosdokian, it's a new word for me, but I did enjoy the link.

Susie Clevenger said...

Made me smile...and I didn't know what paraprosdokian meant...seems I am learning several new words tonight...btw I wanted to skydive, but my cardiologist said now...darn it!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

"If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong." I definitely have to remember this one and use it when the time is right.

jabblog said...

Wonderful! I HAD to follow the link - thank you:-)

Carver said...

You come up with the best words for the letters each week. Fun post.

Joy said...

A word easier to read than to say. Great link I enjoyed those.

Scriptor Senex said...

A great new word for me and a new idea to play with - thank you.

Roy Schulze said...

Great word together with a perfect example that's going right on my Facebook. My ABC Wednesday this week is Pink!

marginalia said...

Perfect!


Linda

ABC Wednesday Team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Perfect, profound post although I missed your passionate water colors!

chubskulit said...

Perfect PICK for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday!

Hand and Foot Prints is my P, please come and see.

ChrisJ said...

These are really great. I have never heard of para...whatevers! I certainly didn't know what they were. And i thought I was an English teacher. How could I miss this! You are brilliant.

Andy said...

Hello.
I'd never heard of a paraprosdokian before.
I guess I'll be doing research if I copy, paste & distribute among friends & family...lol!

Excellent!

Thanks for sharing.

Probing Into Your Thoughts

Quiet Paths said...

OMG, what a great one. I might have to investigate! Thank you so much for this.