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Can you pick the correct word or term to complete the paraprosdokians?
Quiz Updated May 11, 2013
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A paraprosdokian is a usually humorous figure of speech in which the latter part of a phrase is unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part.
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I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way.
So I stole a bike and asked for _________.
She got her good looks from her father;
he’s a ______.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather,
not screaming and yelling like the _________ in his cab.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you.
But it's still on the ____.
Some people appear _____ until you hear them
because light travels faster than sound.
If I agreed with you, we'd both be _____
______ does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Knowledge is knowing a ______ is a fruit;
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Evening news is where they begin with '__________'
and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is ______.
A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a _____ station.
Some people are like ______ ... not really good for anything,
but you gotta smile when you see one tumble down the stairs
______ are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity,
they can train people to throw them fish.
I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was _____ you.
Behind every successful man is his woman.
Behind the fall of a successful man is usually ________.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad ______.
You do not need a parachute to skydive.
You only need a parachute to skydive _____.
The _____ in my head may not be real,
but they have some good ideas!
Always borrow money from a _____.
He won't expect it back.
A _____ is someone who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
_______: making your guests feel like they're at home,
even if you wish they were.
Money can't buy happiness,
but it sure makes _____ easier to live with.
Some cause happiness wherever they go.
Others _____ they go.
I used to be ______.
Now I'm not so sure.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the ________ usually uses water.
To be sure of hitting the target,
shoot first and call whatever you hit the _____.
Some people hear voices.
Some see invisible people.
Others have no _____ whatsoever.
A _____ is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes,
why do some people have more than one _______?
______ is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
I like going to the park and watching the children run around
because they don't know I'm using _____.
The early bird might get the worm,
but the _____ mouse gets the cheese.
Get your facts first, then you can ______ them as you please.
The effect is unpleasantly like being ____ which isn't bad unless you're a glass of water.
I haven't ______ for ten days, because that would be too long.
I belong to no organized party. I'm a ______.
Outside of a dog, a ______ is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
One morning I shot an elephant in my ______.
How he got in my ______ I’ll never know.
He taught me ______ and when I divorced him I kept the house.
I'm missing you, but my ______ is improving.
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