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Gerald Connor / July 14, 2017

Paraprosdokians

It doesn’t seem that you can have a conversation about the market without it becoming immediately dominated by a discussion on President Trump.

I must admit I like many of his policies. If effected, they could do wonders for the economy and the stock market, and I’ll get to that momentarily.

However, his deportment as the leader of the world’s most powerful country does leave something to be desired. But, out of respect for his office, I thought I might raise the bar and take the lead from one of the world’s truly great leaders, Winston Churchill. He was always good at a little misdirection when talking about someone else and used paraprosdokians to make his point.
These are figures 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. As I said, Winston Churchill loved them and I thought I might recount a few that he might use today