Lighten up Mondays

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Happy sunshine faceI’m a writer so I am always intrigued with word arrangements and different takes on relatively normal phrases.  Here are several paraprosdokians: figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. Credit for this entry goes to Larry Brooks of

  1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
  2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.
  3. In filling out an application, where it says, Emergency Contact I put ‘doctor.”
  4. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
  5. You do not need a parachute to skydive unless you want to do it again.
  6. I used to be indecisive; now I’m not so sure.
  7. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
  8. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
  9. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
  10. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they’re sexy.


One thought on “Lighten up Mondays

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    March 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

    These are great, Irene! I love #6 and #10. 🙂


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