The obscure word of the week is paraprosdokian

This week’s obscure English word is paraprosdokian.

It’s the name of a figure of speech that has ironic juxtaposition: the last part isn’t expected. Groucho Marx was very good at them: ‘I had a great day… but this wasn’t it.’ Your challenge: write a paraprosdokian in the comments.

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