One of the first things I do each morning is scan the two hundred or so blogs on my Google Reader. Often, on the days I post, I decide to change my content based on something on one of these blogs. Today is such a day.
Rachelle Gardner, one of the best bloggers and agents out there, had a post I adored. Perhaps it resonated with me because I recently completed the words to fuel the first year of the “word of the day” feature at the soon to be launched new and improved Killer Nashville website. Who knows?
Her post was centered around the word “paraprosdokian.” She kindly shared the website English Forums with me so I could make my own list of favorites.
First a definition: A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech where the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.
Here are my top 25 (in no particular order):