Funny Sentences You Won’t Expect

A paraprosdokian is a sentence or statement that has an unexpected ending.

Let’s look at some examples of well-known paraprosdokians from comedians and television shows.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it. Groucho Marx
He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house. Zsa Zsa Gabor
I haven’t slept for 10 days, because that would be too long. Mitch Hedberg
If you want to receive emails about my upcoming shows, please give me money so I can buy a computer. Friends
She thinks I’m too critical. That’s another fault of hers.
Arrested Development

I found these examples here.

 

 

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