How to be handsomely witty?
July 2, 2007 9:37 PM Subscribe
How can I learn to be scathingly witty? Most of the people in my life are bright intellectuals with sharp tongues. I wish to compete with them in repartee.
posted by Galen to Society & Culture (69 answers total) 74 users marked this as a favorite
How do I learn "double entendres, repartee, paradoxes and plays on words" (Ridicule )?
It's not so much a matter of vocabulary, but quickness of response. I often stumble upon the correct response thirty seconds later.
Ridicule notes, "The soul of wit is to know one's place." How do I learn my place and the proper place for banter?