In an argument, the best weapon to hold back is your tongue.
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Did I hear it right?
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.
It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
A few examples:
1. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on the list.
If I continue reading...