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The word 'Paraprosdokian' is a neologism. While not yet an official dictionary listing it is mentioned in Merriam Webster ("words we're watching") and Urban Dictionary defines it as "The term for a figure of speech in which a sentence or phrase has an unexpected or surprising ending. Often used for humorous effect and thus heavily used by comedians."
According to Wikipedia, the word is derived from the Greek παρά (against) and προσδοκία (expectation) and dates from the late 20th century.
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www.mannerofspeaking.org, www.worldwidewords.org, www.brainyquotes.com, Wikipedia & Merriam Webster

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"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool Than to Speak out and Remove All Doubt."
Abraham Lincoln
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"If I Were Two-faced, Would I Be Wearing This One?"
Abraham Lincoln
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"Tact is the Ability to Describe Others As They See Themselves"
Agatha Christie
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"An Archaeologist is the Best Husband Any Woman Can Have; the Older She Gets, the More Interested He is in Her"
Ambrose Bierce
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"A Coward is One Who in a Perilous Emergency Thinks With His Legs"
Ambrose Bierce
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"Egotist: a Person More Interested in Himself Than in Me"
Bill Hicks
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"I Sleep 8 Hours a Day. And at Least 10 at Night."
Billy Connolly
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Before You Judge a Man, Walk a Mile in His Shoes. After That, Who Cares? He's a Mile Away and You've Got His Shoes!
Billy Connolly
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"A Well-balanced Person Has a Drink in Each Hand."
Brendan Behan
   said   
"I Saw a Notice Which Said 'Drink Canada Dry' and I've Just Started."
Dean Martin
   said   
"If You Drink, Don't Drive. Don't Even Putt"
Demetri Martin
   said   
"I Saw a Sign That Said "watch for Children" and I Thought, "That Sounds Like a Fair Trade"
Dorothy Parker
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"Brevity is the Soul of Lingerie"
Eddie Izzard
   said   
"They’re Not Women’s Clothes. They’re My Clothes. I Bought Them."
Emo Philips
   said   
"A Computer Once Beat Me at Chess. But It Was No Match for Me at Kickboxing."
Frankie Boyle
   said   
"I Want to Trace My Father, Could You Suggest a Good Marker Pen?"
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Do Not Do Unto Others As You Would That They Should Do Unto You. Their Tastes May Not Be the Same."
George Carlin
   said   
“Honesty May Be the Best Policy, but It’s Important to Remember That Apparently, by Elimination, Dishonesty is the Second-best Policy.”
Groucho Marx
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"I Was Married by a Judge, I Should Have Asked for a Jury."
Groucho Marx
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"Military Justice is to Justice What Military Music is to Music"
Henny Youngman
   said   
"Take My Wife - Please!"
This classic one-liner came about as a result of a stagehand misinterpreting Youngman's request to escort his wife to a seat during a show.
J. W. Eagan
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"Never Judge a Book by Its Movie"
Mae West
   said   
"I Used to Be Snow White, but I Drifted."
Margaret Mead
   said   
“Always Remember That You Are Absolutely Unique. Just Like Everyone Else.”
Milton Jones
   said   
"If You're Being Chased by a Police Dog, Try Not to Go Through a Tunnel, then on to a Little Seesaw, then Jump Through a Hoop of Fire. They're Trained for That!
Milton Jones
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"I Hate Sitting in Traffic, Because I Always Get Run Over."
Milton Jones
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"My Parents Said They Had to Make a Lot of Sacrifices to Pay for My Education... Because They Were Both Druids."
Mitch Hedberg
   said   
"I Haven't Slept for Ten Days, Because That Would Be Too Long."
Mitch Hedberg
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"My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend to Water Them."
Orson Welles
   said   
"My Doctor Told Me to Stop Having Intimate Dinners for Four. Unless There Are Three Other People"
American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television
Richard Pryor
   said   
"I'd Like to Be Able to Make You Laugh for 10 Minutes Though I'm Going to Be on for an Hour."
Sean Lock
   said   
"I Hear Voices, but I Ignore Them and Carry on Killing."
Stephen Colbert
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"If I Am Reading This Graph Correctly - I Would Be Very Surprised."
Stephen Colbert
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"Mark My Words. Seriously, Mark, I Need My Words."
Steve Martin
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"I Like a Woman With a Head on Her Shoulders. I Hate Necks."
Steve Martin
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"You Know “that Look” Women Get when They Want Sex? Me Neither"
Steven Brust
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"Minneapolis Has Two Seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair"
Steven Wright
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"Curiosity Killed the Cat but for a While I Was a Suspect."
Steven Wright
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"If at First You Don't Succeed, then Sky-diving Definitely Isn't for You."
Steven Wright
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"On the Other Hand, You Have Different Fingers."
Steven Wright
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"When I Woke up This Morning My Girlfriend Asked Me "Did You Sleep Good?" I Said "No, I Made a Few Mistakes"
Stewart Francis
   said   
"Standing in the Park Today, I Was Wondering Why a Frisbee Looks Larger the Closer It Gets...then It Hit Me."
Tommy Cooper
   said   
"I Had a Ploughman's Lunch the Other Day. He Wasn't Very Happy."
Tommy Cooper
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It's Strange Isn't It? You Stand in the Middle of the Library and Go 'Aaaaagghh!' and Everyone Just Stares at You. But You Do the Same Thing on a Plane and Everyone Joins In.
W.C. Fields
   said   
"I Always Keep a Supply a Stimulant Handy in Case I See a Snake, Which I Also Keep Handy"
Will Rogers
   said   
"I Belong to No Organized Party. I Am a Democrat."
Winston Churchill
   said   
"You Can Always Count on the Americans to Do the Right Thing...after They Have Tried Everything Else."
Possibly a paraphrase from Israeli politician Abba Eban.
Woody Allen
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"Most of the Time I Don't Have Much Fun. The Rest of the Time I Don't Have Any Fun at All."
Zach Galifianakis
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“I Have a Lot of Growing up to Do. I Realized That the Other Day Inside My Fort.”
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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"I Am a Marvellous House-keeper. Every Time I Leave a Man I Keep His House."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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"A Man in Love is Incomplete Until He is Married. Then He is Finished."


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