Perverbs - also called Anti-proverbs are humorous parodies or combinations of common proverbs. To have full effect, an anti-proverb must be based on a known proverb. For example, Don’t count your chickens in the bush.
Standard proverbs are essentially defined phrases, well-known to many people. For example, Honesty is the best policy. When this sequence slightly changed (Beauty is the best policy) it becomes perverbs.
- He who laughs last is lost.
- Even a crazy dog knows its way home.
- Procrastination is better than cure.
- Don't count your chickens in midstream.
- A bad Woman makes a wise man wiser.
- Ambition does not sleep on the tree.
- Man is the head of the home, but never its habits.
- Good deeds is no license to go to heaven.
- The reward of good work is being busy doing nothing.
- Time is thicker than water.
- Being ignorant can be worth more than gold.
- When in Rome, do it yourself.
Tell us some examples of entertaining perverbs you know!