Paraprosdokian, two phrases, the second changing the meaning of the first, usually in a funny or humorous way. The Paradoke Corner top ten in the “Now Cliché” category:
10) “Let’s get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini” - Robert Benchley
9) "If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm." – Vince Lombardi
8) Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put
7) “I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.” -- Will Rogers
6) Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
5) "You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute in a huff.” - Groucho Marx, Duck Soup
4) "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin
3) “Take my wife – please.” Henny Youngman
2) “It’s deja vu all over again.” Casey Stengel
And the Paradoke Corner Winner in the “Now Cliche” Category:
1) "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never know." - Groucho Marx
Next up in the Paradoke Corner:
“Pollyanna’s Top Ten” category belongs to Mae West, and others. (Go!)
Or, check out Sandtrap, Jawja’s latest. (Go!)
Compiled from various sources. Paradoke Corner ranking by Phil Comer. Photo by Phil Comer. Unless stated otherwise, links are for information and not the property of the author.