|The Spice Rack|
By Dorotha Schaefer
The word paraprosdokian is a new one to me but it is a gift of Clancy, a family friend who wants to help write the Rack. I will take any help I can get, as most of you will admit to also, so let us see what Mr. Coomer thinks will fit the weekly column.
“I had to look up the word mentioned,” said Clancy, “and found it in a dictionary where it is called a ‘figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and humorous.’ For instance – Where there is a will I want to be in it. And another good example or two – Don’t argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.