Monday, July 15, 2013

Local Government Paraprosdokians

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of the sentence or phrase is generally an unexpected surprise.  Often times paraprosdokians come across humorous. 

Here are some great parapsdokians which would apply to local government.  I hope you find them of interest.  If you think they are true - let me know. 

1. When Commissioner Jones was first elected to the county board, he was often indecisive; now that he is in his third term in office, he’s just not sure.

2. The last thing we want to do is raise your property taxes...but we still have that option on our list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, Council Member Smith appears very bright until you hear him speak.

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