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Sunday, August 7, 2011

PARADOKE CORNER - #12 “Lucille Ball” Paraprosdokian Tasty Bakers' Dozen

Paraprosdokian, two phrases, the second changing the meaning of the first, usually in a funny or humorous way. The Paradoke Corner Tasty Bakers' Dozen in the Lucille Ball category:

13) A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.

12) It wasn't love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.

11) I don't do T & A very well because I haven't got much of either.

10) Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

9) Buster Keaton taught me most of what I know about timing, how to fall, how to handle props and upstage animals.

8) Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.

7) I earned my stripes as a hoofer. I've become a 'star dancer.' All I have to do is make sure my arms go up when the backup dancers' do.

6) "Some of the most gifted people I've ever met are homosexual. How can you knock that?"

But, technically, that statement is not paraprosdokian. So #6 gets a do-over:

6) I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

Ah, that's where I went wrong!

5) The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

4) I'm not funny. What I am is brave.

3) You see much more of your children once they leave home.

2) My God, I'm outliving my henna.

And the Paradoke Corner Winner in the “Lucille Ball” Tasty Bakers' Dozen Category:

1) Yes, my hair is 'naturally red.' That's what it says on the bottle.

Next in Paradoke Corner series, Outstanding in the Field! (go)

Compiled from various sources. Paradoke Corner ranking by Phil Comer. In photos, Lucy & Desi, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz (Getty Images), anonymous models (

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1 comment:

  1. You're back!!! You're back!!! Hooray! XOXO, L