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Monday, November 1, 2010

PARADOKE CORNER - #1 “Outstanding In Field” Paraprosdokian Top Ten

Paraprosdokian, two phrases, the second changing the meaning of the first, usually in a funny or humorous way. My top ten Outstanding in the Field paradokes:

10) "It looked so good out this morning, I thought I'd leave it out." -- Paul Benjamin King

9) "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." –  Groucho Marx

8) "Keep reaching for the stars, because those are the only people who can help you." -- Maria Bamford

7) “He was at his best when the going was good.” – Alistair Cooke on The Duke of Windsor

6) "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it." –  Groucho Marx

5) "Mark my words. No, Mark, I really need my words." – Stephen Colbert

4) "I haven't slept for ten days. Because that would be too long." -- Mitch Hedberg

3) “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” Winston Churchill

2) "If all the girls at Vassar were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised." -- Dorothy Parker

And the Paradoke Corner Winner in the “Outstanding In Field” Category:

1) “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” -- Groucho Marx

Next up in Paradoke Corner:
“Ironic Top Ten” category, the winner containing good advice about tomatoes.  (Go!)

Or, check out Sandtrap, Jawja's latest.  (Go!)

Compiled from various sources. Paradoke Corner rankings by Phil Comer. Photo by Phil Comer.

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