Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paraprosdokians & The Back Roads of Ohio

MQTlogoa A “Sunday Drive” post.

“A paraprosdokian /pærəprɒsˈdoʊkiən/ is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect.”


jam7 Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.


teacher1 To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.


a1 The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.


ACE1 Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.


CAR10 I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.


AUNT Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.


angry I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.


brassmonkey Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars but check when you say the paint is wet?


db111 Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


col6 Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


cincogif Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.


JOETODD  I drove up to the one stoplight in a nearby town today and saw the entire police force (2?) with lights flashing, I studied the scene. On one side of the street, men are throwing straps over a semi load of hay. Further down 3 men are rolling one huge bale of hay down the street. "Wow!"  "I'm glad I quit drinking. Look at the tests they're giving now."

MQTlogoa Paraprosdokians & The Back Roads of Ohio..  A “Sunday Drive” post.

***All photos were taken near Lancaster,Ohio on Sunday 1/11/2015.. Many are near Clear Creek Metro Park*****


June said...

I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

Lona said...

LOL! love laughing with you.
What beautiful pictures of Clear Creek Park Joe.Stay safe out there while you and Linda are sight seeing. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love wordplay! These were great...thanks for the smiles...all us Oregonians can use some today;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pictures are great too and your header is really clever!

Joe Todd said...

Thanks Sallie,Lona,and June

Snowbrush said...

I especially enjoyed the pictures, but the humor was good too.