witticism


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words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement

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But my musical pal Andy asserts it was an earlier American entertainer, Jimmy "Schnozzle" Durante, who coined this witticism.
She was a source of wisdom and witticism, as well as a pillar of strength to all those who knew her.
What is more, I do not think it is entirely appropriate to make headlines from these issues which appear to be geared towards the tabloid witticism - whatever else and whatever one's opinion of the acts involved, the story is certainly not in any way funny.
However, there are times when the writers are too cute for their own good, over-egging the wisdom and witticism along with a torrent of cultural references.
From her perfectly dishevelled locks, lanky legs as endless as the M6, her slightly undone, androgynous style, penchant for quirky clothes, and her pin-sharp British witticism.
Anything by Jeremy Clarkson - my husband buys his books and regularly howls with laughter at some Clarkson witticism or other.
Invisible Crazy 8's focuses on the mood swings of a "mad" cow, with tongue-in-cheek humor, irony, and witticism.
My one regret--I thank Ron Holsey for giving me a chance to repair some of the damage--is my ill-advised witticism about homophobic yokels at the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Beyond this witticism lies the important, underexplored territory of il- and semi-literate understandings of selfhood in early modern England.
He also shows his intellectual utopias like 'the city of 3 million habitants' born from a joke, as the originality of the cosmic dimension of his architecture but also the witticism of his personality as: the monk and the scholar/the modern man and the naked man/the athlete and the searcher.
A witticism attributed to Robert Solow holds that, "We can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.
If a witticism is an epigram on the death of a feeling, this book is an epigram on the death of a liberal.
Researchers in the United States and Italy would like to turn this witticism in a practical direction.
He seldom uses a dull word where a witticism or a sardonic jibe will do-Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur "disappeared into the maw of the movies, where they made a great deal of money but produced nothing worth remembering.