A paraprosdokian take on sexy women. And men

Agile organizations. And traits of great leadership.
Originally that was the plan — I was going to write about men and women in a leadership role.
And in cross-functional teams.

All that went poof (technical term : ) when I accidentally came across some really good paraprosdokians.
For those of you not familiar with them: they are figures of speech widely used by comedians.
(Incidentally, Winston Churchill also used them frequently.
Attributed to him:
“A modest man, who has much to be modest about.”)

The origin of the word paraprosdokian is Greek:
παρά (“against”) and προσδοκία (“expectation”)

“If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong” is one I like.
(My friends would say I like this one a lot.)

But here it’s my favorite:

“Women will never be equal to men
until they can walk down the street
with a bald head and a beer gut,
and still think they are sexy.”

I couldn’t agree more : )

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Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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