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My Love Affair With Paraprosdokians

And why you, an awesome writer, should love them too

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In case you’re wondering what the hell a paraprosdokian actually is, here’s a good definition:

‘Paraprosdokian’ comes from the Greek ‘παρά’, meaning ‘against’ and ‘προσδοκία’, meaning ‘I have no clue as I don’t speak Greek.’

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J.J. Pryor

Traveler | Ex-pat | Failing polymath | Generalist | PB&T creator | Top 100 Writer | jjpryor.substack.com