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Saturday, July 21, 2012

PARAPROSDOKIANS

Winston Churchill is said to have thoroughly enjoyed paraprosdokians.
Say WHAT!? 
Henny Youngman was a master; remember, "Take my wife...please!" or Groucho Marx, "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening...but this wasn't it!" P. G. Wodehouse is always a favorite. "She looked as though she's been poured into her clothes and forgot to say 'when'." 
For those who know I cannot let black humor pass, there's this one by Emo Philips, "I like going to the park and watching the children run around because they don't know I use blanks." 
Another by Winston Churchill supposedly about Clement Attlee, "A modest man, who has much to be modest about."
Not sure who said these, but some are really funny:
*If there's a will, I want to be in it.
*War doesn't determine who is right. Only who is left.
*To steal from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
*I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was blaming you.
*I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted a paycheck.
*The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's on my list.
*I used to be indecisive. Now, I'm not so sure.
*Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
*You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Blessings ~ paraprosdokians ~ humor ~ humorists ~ another beautiful day ~



6 comments:

  1. my kind of humor - now i know a name for it!

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  2. So that is what "those" are called . . . Now I know!
    Thanks for the Saturday Night Laughs!

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  3. Its brave to be honest, even in our real bakground, we sometimes dont know ourselves. Every kind of holyness is a present from HIM. Also "fools of Christ" have an urgent mission!

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  4. That Winston Churchill has said some of the funniest things. Also, Mark Twain.

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  5. Here's one we say at our house alot:
    It's been real, and it's been fun. But it hasn't been real fun.
    Thanks for startimg my Sunday with a smile!

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