"This is a great CD . . . for me to poop on!"
June 16, 2013 2:04 AM Subscribe
What is the formal name of this type of humor in Greek rhetoric? It's one of my favorite forms of humor: when you begin a sentence in such a way as to imply a certain ending, only to have the actual ending upend the anticipated meaning.
Surely there's a fancy Greek term for this.
A couple of other examples:
"John! My favorite student . . . just left, so I can see you now."
"This movie is great . . . if you like to vomit for 2 hours."
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