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Quotes: Humor, Wit
Re-writing old jokes: humor quotes.
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whit (HWIT, WIT) (noun)
The smallest imaginable degree or amount: "Danny didn't care a whit whether Craig's book succeeded or failed."

"Curtis is not a whit smarter."

"Crystal didn't care a whit about the money."

wit (WIT) (noun)
1. Intellectual brilliance: "Antonio's book is a collection of his wit and wisdom."
2. Astuteness of perception: "Peggy had the wit to leave before the situation became any worse."

It matters not a whit to Tiffany whether Nathan is described as a wit or not. She still thinks he has horrible manners.

1. The keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure.
2. The ability to perceive and express in an ingeniously humorous manner the relationship between seemingly incongruous or disparate things; humor, repartee, sarcasm, irony.
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wit (s) (noun), wits (pl)
1. An individual who has the ability to perceive quickly and to express ideas cleverly: Wits usually have the talent of presenting something that is amusing or which causes laughter.

Mark Twain was a famous wit because he had the natural ability to create humor with a sharp tongue and quick responses.

2. A person who has mental sharpness and inventiveness: Polly was a wit with keen intelligence when she used words and ideas in quick and inventive ways.
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