A phrase or sentence that takes readers to an unexpected conclusion: The paraprosdokian prepares people to anticipate something; however, it ends with a surprisingly different meaning and it is usually humorous.
Paraprosdokians are also defined as figures of speech in which the last part of the sentences or phrases are contrary to what is normally expected.
Etymology: from Greek para-, "beyond" and prosdokia, "expectation"; prosdokia consists of pro-, "before" + dokein. "to think, to imagine, to expect".
Little corn to Mom corn: How did I get here?
Mom corn to little corn: The stalk brought you.
Little corn to Mom corn: Do you mean there's no Pop corn?
Mosquitoes are insects that make people prefer flies.
On the wall of a dentist's office: Alway be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.
Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.
Paraffins: Those extensions found on the sides of fish.
Polygamy is marriage to many spouses, while monotony is considered by some as marriage to just one spouse.
Remember that you are unique; just like everyone else.
Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
Secret: something that is told to just one person at a time.
Selfish is what the owner of a seafood store does.
Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Suburbia: Where they cut down the trees and then name streets after them.
There are no specific sources for these paraprosdokians because they come from so many places.