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Paraprosdokians

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kunjuppu

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i got this sent via email. sufficiently interesting to me, so i thought i will share it.

i am wondering if can create Paraprosdokians tamil. any takers?

Paraprosdokians ...

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in
a way that causes the reader or listener to re frame or reinterpret the first part.

It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.
For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on the list.

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. (I have to remember this one)

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; To steal from many is research.

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "In an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
 
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kunjuppu

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i tried my hand in tamil and here is a very poor first effort...

தை பிறந்தால் வழி பிறக்கும் .. ஹைவே டிபார்ட்மென்ட் ஒத்துழைப்புடன்
 
hri Kunjappu sir - my contribution to your post (to make life lively with paradoxes!)

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are read.
Every thing in this world is uncertain, including this statement of mine.
 

renuka

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Ok found these online:

If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
 
oh this is nice/ but i think we need not try very hard to find such paraprosdokians.
read the statments of two congress ministers...!!!!
we, indians are daily reading their paraprosdokians.....!!!

ok ji take this from me:

manmohan is always mr.clean, but he dont know what happens in pmo...
sonia gandhi returned to india... corruption will go to america....

it happens only in india... income tax raid in income tax officer's residence...

from septmber 15 mixie grinder fan free ... ini tamilan yaaridamum kai yendhum nilai irukkakoodadhu enbadhe jayalalitha asai....
 
Madam
1. Maybe to correct the first mistake!
2. You use a thorn only to pluck out the embedded thorn. You will find it easy to side the flower pedals with the help of flowers.
 

prasad1

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Ok found these online:

If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

Yes that is true, but they also set back fires to limit fires spreading. They set a line of underbrush fire to starve the fire from spreading.

[h=3]Origin[/h]When we 'fight fire with fire' we are likely to employ more extreme methods than we would normally do. That was what Shakespeare was referring to in King John, 1595:
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
Threaten the threatener and outface the brow
Of bragging horror
The Bard may have been the first to put the notion on paper, but he didn't coin the phrase 'fight fire with fire', that came much later.
The source of this phrase was actual fire-fighting that was taken on by US settlers in the 19th century. They attempted to guard against grass or forest fires by deliberately raising small controllable fires, which they called 'back-fires', to remove any flammable material in advance of a larger fire and so deprive it of fuel. This literal 'fighting fire with fire' was often successful, although the settlers' lack of effective fire control equipment meant that their own fires occasionally got out of control and made matters worse rather than better.
 
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