Jokes and Other Diversions

October 12, 2022


Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part is surprising and frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them.)

1. War does not determine who is right--only who is left.
2. Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
3. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
4. I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.
5. In filling out an application, where it says, "In case of emergency, notify..." I wrote "a doctor."

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