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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, February 02, 2012

PARAPROSDOKIAN Anyone?

Okay, okay I am a drama queen. When I put things in perspective - some one losing a mate or someone getting breast cancer - not getting into two schools is not that big of a deal. Right?

So I am going grow up and . . .


So let's learn something today - do you know what a PARAPROSDOKIAN is?

Winston Churchill loved them - does that help? I didn't know what one was either:

Here is the definition:

"Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation."
"Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a type of paraprosdokian.

1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright
until you hear them speak.

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

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

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

7. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

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

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

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

11. Where there's a will, there's relatives.
HOPE YOU ENJOYED!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"I will not take but for an answer. " ~ Langston Hughes
"What happens to a dream deferred?" he asked with classic poignancy.
"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die/Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly," observed the man."

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56 comments:

Shelly said...

I love these- we sometimes do them in class to limber up the brains.

Sandra said...

I beleive what ever crisis we are in at a moment in our lives is every bit as important as or even more so than what others are going through. the school is your crisis of the moment and effects your daily life, that is like comparing apples to oranges on the life threatening crisis. it does help us keep our perspectives straight, but it does matter about the school so wallow in it all you want/need to.
number 1 i will use on my husband and 1 and 2 on my kids.

Changes in the wind said...

PARAPROSDOKIAN...... That is one big word that explains something I have heard:) Some of them are sure funny.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You're not a drama queen at all. It just shows how deeply you care for GS :-)

Janie Fox said...

Your troubles are still troubles. No prayer is any less worthy my friend. But, I get it. I sometimes feel like I need to suck it up and shut up.((hugs))
These were so funny. I am keeping them on file! Have a good day!

Marydon said...

Boy! there are a couple there that I think I will use this weekend in our convo with a certain somebody!!

Have a gorgeous day~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

PS Everything is ok. Now in therapy, 2 teeth fixed, man here installing both doors, hot water tankless heater now getting installed correctly, septic now operating ... been one Happy New Year. Smile

Beansieleigh said...

No, I have never heard of a "paraprosdokian" before, but I can see why Winston loved them so! Loved your post, and have a great day! I'm ready to put my big girl panties on to start my own! ~tina

Nancy said...

Haven't you heard....Grandmas are suppose to be drama queens...or at least that's what I've been told and I am sticking with it.....If I changed, they wouldn't know it was me so go ahead be a drama queen it's fun......We've earned the right at our age.....

GrammyK said...

My kids really are drama queens/kings!! It's not unheard of for someone to pop off with "Uh! This is just the worst day ever!!" (And it happens quite often, I might add!! You'd think our lives were just miserable! Ha Ha!!) To which I usually ask them "who died?" or "what catastrophic event happened?" It's just a matter of perspective I guess. That doesn't mean that we're not allowed to have a good hissy fit if the occasion calls for it though!! :-) We can express our displeasure of the way life treats us at times. As long as we truly understand the nature of it all, of course!! And you know that God has got to be smiling behind his hand sometimes at our silliness. He's got it all worked out and we just have to trust. :-) Praying that His will would be done in your lives!!! <3

GrammyK said...

Oh goodness!! I just reread my comment and want you to know I wasn't implying that your concerns are "silly"!!! Yikes. I was just being "general". :-) You know what I mean I'm sure!! (blush)

My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahaha..... those are really funny.

I really do hope GS gets into a great school and you are allowed to be the Drama Queen, even though I didn't think you were. Grandmas are allowed to care!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are not a drama queen...you are a loving, concerned Grandma. Just because its not death or sickness it is important and worth our prayers and your concern! I love you just as you are. Now that said, I think these are so funny and I loved them. hugs, Linda

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm sorry about the school situation. I've never heard of that word. Thanks for sharing.

Jim said...

I liked your paraprosdokians today, Sandie. My favorite image is of the bald headed beer gutted status queen lady. :) LOL
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Marti said...

Such great thoughts, and most of them are so true. I've found I can be a drama queen as much as I want, nobody cares, cause they don't pay that much attention to me.

Jill said...

I had never known about these before but I love them! Gave me quite a chuckle this morning.

Remington said...

These are great! Can't stop laughing....thanks for sharing!

TexWisGirl said...

these were all great!

silverthoughts2 said...

I love the sound of that word, and I absolutely love Churchill's way of talking, never fails to make me laugh.

Kim said...

Just think of how boring we all would be if there wasn't a little Drama Queen in us.
You are a caring, loving Grandma - that's all.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love these!!! Brought a smile to my face reading them! Seems you've developed a good attitude regarding the school situation! I still hope it works out for him! Enjoy your Thursday!

Knitty said...

Love those examples!! You most assuredly are not a drama queen! School is important and I understand your concerns. The answer will come, the hard part is waiting patiently while you look and pray.

Jane said...

Lol,no I didn't know what that word meant,but I enjoyed the funnies.

Blessings Jane

Eva Ason said...

I didn't have a clue about that word..thank you for sharing it. I like number 3 ^_^
Hope you're having a good day!

Eva

Inger said...

Is this one: What is smarter than a smart Swede? A dumb Norwegian.
A popular joke in Norway back in the day, as was its opposite in Sweden. Oh, well, that's the best I could do. I enjoyed all the ones you posted.

SweetMarie said...

This was a great post Sandie! Have a great day!

Sally said...

Grandma's and great grandma's are allowed to be drama queens, otherwise they wouldn't like us as much as they do. :)

I too hope that the school situation turns out for the best.

And, #7, I've seen quite a few of those women. And, let us not forget tatoo's. LOL

Rae said...

That was fun. I learned a new word too. BTW - just wondering, did you get my email address you asked for? I sent it a few weeks ago.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, this was just my kinda of post.

I actually know what a paraprosdokian is. Not bad for a farm chick, huh??? Heeehehehe!

God bless ya sweetie and have a joyous day!!! :o)

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

This was great! I had to steal it and send it in a email to a couple of friends!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I love these ....all of them...especially 3, 4, 11. ☺ Have a great thursday Chatty....You always make me smile.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Wow! That is some list. # 9 is pretty funny. It reminds me of my sister who is in town.

xo,
Dee

SavannahGranny said...

Sandi, You have more talent in your little finger than many of us in our whole body. Thank you for being so sweet.
You have the talent of making us laugh at ourselves, life and give a reason for enjoying the day.
Love you girl, Ginger

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a lovely day, Sandie, keep warm xx

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those were fun! I liked number 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. I also liked 10. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Love these! I may have to steal a few. Like #2. It's always good to have a great quote to fall back on. We've all worn the crown, and proabably will again. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

No, Sandie, you're not a Drama Queen, you're just a loving, caring grandmother.
I love the list! Take care.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These are great advises...I do not like the arguing

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I say "ditto" to what Sandra said. You said it very well.

The Boston Lady said...

And here I thought it was a new Kardashian relative! Your stress is understandable, your recognition of it is admirable, your ability to laugh and put it into perspective - fantastic! Ann

Belle said...

I'll have to remember the "big girl panties" line for myself! I've never heard the word "paraprosdokian" before, so thank you for broadening my mind. I love them! Always love Churchill too.

Ann said...

I think we all deserve to be a drama queen once in a while. It helps us blow off steam.
Those were all really funny too.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I needed that chuckle!!
*hugs*deb

Sharon said...

These were great. The little English major in me just loves word-play!

God can give us our dreams, and HE can make them come true!

xo

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We can FEEL for somebody's pain, but we can never really feel it.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I always enjoy your words of wisdom. I only wish I could remember this sayings when I need them. Blessings my friend, Catherine xo

Ginny said...

I had no idea about this, these are so cool!!!!

Susan said...

I don't think you are a drama queen, Sandie. I DO think you are caring, loving, and devoted Grandma who wants the BEST for her GS.

Now, what's wrong with that? Susan

Grandma Bonnie said...

#3 is too funny. Thanks for the great laugh. You made my day.

BlueShell said...

I enjoyed reading all the sentences: nice...and true.
Thank you...I send a kiss.

LOVE YOUR BLOG!
BShell

ocmist said...

Those are really great, and some are REALLY funny!!! I also like your pink, signature writing pen. :) That is a long word. Interesting, though, to find out what it is. I've heard these type of things before, but didn't know there was a word to describe them. :)

Alida said...

Perspective helps but your feelings about the schools is still valid.

Thanks for the Langston Hughes quote...he is one of my heroes!

Debbie said...

These are great!! I kept changing my mind on my favorite.

The school may not be comparable but that doesn't make it small. I actually prayed for you earlier this morning about this.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I like this post because I learned something. Now to remember it! :)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Sandie, you never disappoint us on Fridays...loved this post!

Sandy said...

Love these, I saved them off!