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 “CYA” category:
10) “He who hesitates is often right.” Garrison Keillor
9) You're never too old to learn something stupid.
8) I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted paychecks.
7) I don’t really believe in the afterlife, but I am taking a change of underwear.
6) “If at first you don’t succeed, then quit. There’s no sense being a fool about it.” - W. C. Fields
5) To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
4) “In show business, the key word is honesty. And once you’ve learned to fake that, you’re in.” - George Burns
3) An atheist is someone with no visible means of support.
2) Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
And the Paradoke Corner Winner in the “CYA” Category:
1) “Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.” - Samuel Johnson
Next up in the Paradoke Corner:
“Doctor’s Orders Top Ten” category, again, Groucho wins. (Go!)
Or, check out Sandtrap, Jawja’s latest. (Go!)
Compiled from various sources. Paradoke Corner ranking by Phil Comer. Photo by Megan O’Neill. Unless stated otherwise, photos and links are for information and not the property of the author.