Hump Day Hope & Humor


When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.   — John Lennon, British musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Beatles, 1940-1980

Wednesday’s Word:   paraprosdokian – 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 re-interpret the first part.

How do you pronounce paraprosdokianVery carefully. Here are a few examples for your enjoyment:

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

Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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

If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

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

On that note, we’ll see you “kids” later! 😉