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I used to be indecisive


Frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect – 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 re-frame or re-interpret the first part.
For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.

“I sleep eight hours a day and at least ten at night.” —Bill Hicks
“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they have tried everything else.” —Winston Churchill
Do not argue with an idiot. She/he will drag you down to her/his level and beat you with experience
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research …

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