Alli (neugotik) wrote,
Alli
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Concept of Wit

I think wit is seeing what is ridiculous in a tragic or out of control situation, and calmly stating it without dressing it up. It's like, opening the curtains on the windows, to shed light on what you see before you, that everyone else feels is going on but refuses to turn around and look at, and acknowledge.

Wit lets everyone let go of the breath they are holding in.

PS: In a way that does not target anyone in a mean way. Wit is not mean. It's clever and does not rely on timing or a target to take the fall: It's self-sustaining humor.

It's like a breeze in a stagnant room. Without the right conditions, it's harder to be witty - it's still possible though. It's like brevity: a finely tuned art of words.
Tags: ideas, linguistics, sociology
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