Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paraprosdokian

"A paraprosdokian (from Greek "παρα-", meaning "beyond" and "προσδοκία", meaning "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part." - Wikipedia

"I like going to the park and watching the children run and jump around, because you see, they don't know I'm using blanks."
Emo Philips

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