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    Paris Learned Figures in Prison!

    parishilton_mugshot.jpgQuote:  “Don’t serve the time; let the time serve you.”  Paris Hilton

    Figure of Speech:  chiasmus (key-AS-mus), the criss-cross figure.  From the Greek word for the letter “X.”

    “God makes everything happen for a reason,” Paris told Larry King before celebrating her freedom at a Las Vegas disco.  Apparently, the good Lord didn’t want to punish her for driving drunk with a suspended license.  He wanted Paris to spend three weeks in jail “as a journey to figure out myself.”

    The martyr-like heiress offered stir-induced wisdom in a marvelous chiasmus, a figure that utters a phrase or clause and then plays it backward.  Paris’s chiasmus is positively Shakespearean. (“I wasted time, and now time doth waste me,” said the Bard.)

    Figaro is now, like, totally hot for Hilton.  Figuratively speaking.

    Snappy Answer:  “It’s like room service, only with time.”

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    Reader Comments (3)

    I looked up CNN.com this morning and saw that. If only I had put money on it being your topic...
    June 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel
    Anytime a chiasmus appears on the scene, Figaro will pursue it like an ardent lover.

    June 28, 2007 | Registered CommenterFigaro
    This just in: Paris did NOT party away her first night of freedom. She had planned to (Figaro learned this first-hand from an insider in Las Vegas), but was too tired after her groundbreaking interview with Larry King.

    Just so you know: Figaro does not rest in his pursuit of celebrity figures.
    June 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFigaro

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