More Funny Sentences You Won’t Expect

We spoke about paraprosdokians some weeks ago. Those sentences or statements that have an unexpected ending. Remember?

Let’s look at some more examples of well-known paraprosdokians from writers and historical figures.

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times. Mark Twain
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. Robert Benchley
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is. Oscar Wilde
Thomas Jefferson once said, “We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.” And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying. Ronald Reagan
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin

(Examples found here.)


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