Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Paraprosdokian Sentence -- Whatever That Means... Find Out Below!

Just passing along something else interesting from Narrative on-line.
A PARAPROSDOKIAN SENTENCE ends with an unexpected twist that forces the reader to reexamine or reinterpret the phrase preceding it.
“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.”

—Winston Churchill

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.”

—Groucho Marx
This week, write your best paraprosdokian sentence and send it to Literary Puzzler by Sunday noon, Pacific standard time.

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