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 paraprosdokian? Very 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! 😉