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I was paying little attention to a movie that my wife was watching, but then I heard and noticed an example of what I think is called zeugma.
A character was saying to a hitchhiker that she and her husband had picked up that "You look like...(and the viewers expected "our son"). But, instead, she said "You look like (after a pause) you need a ride".
How to diagram the second choice?
Any ideas? Treat is as "You appear as if you need a ride" vs "You appear as if you were our son"? Does "like" have to be a conjunction vs a preposition here?
In any case, I found it a clever bit of writing.
I have been away for a while, but I hope to do better.