Paraprosdokian Sentences - A Game to Complete the sentence in the form of a Paraprosdokian sentence - Hosted by MM David littlefair XI
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A Paraprosdokian sentence is known as “A figure of speech where the last part of the sentence or phrase has a surprising or unexpected ending.” The last part of the sentence in this game should be as humorous or dramatic as possible.

Here are a few examples of famous Paraprosodokian Sentences.
  1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
  2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  3. She got her good looks from her father; he’s a plastic surgeon.— Quoted by Groucho Marx

MM David littlefair XI will post the first part of a sentence.

To enter, just post your entries on the board with the first part of the sentence in the subject line.


Fortnightly, assuming there are enough entries, a poll will be set up so that you can choose the one you like best.


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(#4933117) Re: A stitch in time . . .
Posted by fatdaddy on 22 Apr 2019 at 4:23AM
...made me double over in pain.
(#4921076) A stitch in time . .
Posted by marcmandy on 23 Mar 2019 at 8:59PM
...creates an hourglass!
(#4920112) Re: A stitch in time . . .
Posted by PattyMac on 20 Mar 2019 at 5:35PM
:UP:
(#4919926) A stitch in time . . .
Posted by Buddha on 20 Mar 2019 at 8:51AM
. . is part of the eternal seam.



Is that a Paraprosdokian?
(#4875876) Re: A stitch in time..
Posted by PattyMac on 30 Nov 2018 at 11:24AM
A stitch in time..eliminates the hurry
(#4875845) Re: A stitch in time..
Posted by Eriisa Wolf Pack pup on 30 Nov 2018 at 9:18AM
...finishes off the whole seam



:Wag:
(#4875844) Re: Paraprosdokian
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Nov 2018 at 9:17AM
I took over the board in honour of smiler since we were in the same town
(#4875838) A stitch in time..
Posted by marcmandy on 30 Nov 2018 at 8:44AM

saves a whole lotta work!
(#4875837) Re: Paraprosdokian
Posted by marcmandy on 30 Nov 2018 at 8:43AM
It actually is.

You finish off the start of a familiar phrase, such as this one which we can use for a group re-finishing:
A stitch in time...
(#4875834) Paraprosdokian
Posted by Eriisa Wolf Pack pup on 30 Nov 2018 at 8:21AM
Anyone still following this board? I never heard of 'Paraprosdokian' but this sounds like fun!

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