How Witty Are You Really?



Different people have a different sense of humor. This is the beauty of human beings. We may all be almost genetically identical beings but yet we are so different. There are many people who love sarcasm. Some people are naturally sarcastic and it makes the conversation fun with them. Though be careful if you are being sarcastic because it has been found that sarcastic comments hurts people more than blunt criticism. I don’t know if the research has found its place in famous peer-reviewed journals so take it with a grain of salt.

There are many other such research papers related to comedy. Slapstick humor is also one of the most common ones. It basically involves physical pain like smack in the head, pokes in the eyes and many other such things. It is often considered as of low quality in the comedy world but still many of the works have managed to become world-famous and is also considered of high quality be the critics. Though it is a very old form of comedy but still you could see in many of the plays in small theaters.

Many of them have been written a long time ago so keep that in mind. Humor which is considered of high quality is witty humor. It is highly praised by the critics and people also love it. It requires quick thinking and knowledge of the thing you are talking about. It leaves a lasting impression on anyone whom you meet for the first time. Many actors and actresses are known to use this type of humor to answer mean questions asked by journalists.I hope you liked my short article.

If you have any insights into the topic then feel free to share it down into the comments section below. Play the quiz as well and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. I hope to see you in my next article.

“Shouldn’t someone give a pep talk or something?’ Minho asked…
“Go ahead,” Newt replied.
Minho nodded and faced the crowd. ‘Be careful,’ he said dryly. ‘Don’t die.’
Thomas would have laughed if he could, but he was too scared for it to come out.
‘Great. We’re all bloody inspired,’ Newt answered.”
― James Dashner, The Maze Runner

“A pause followed my greeting. Then “We’re watching you ” whispered the voice on the other end.
“Yeah? Did you see what I did with my keys? ”
Silence. Then dial tone.
These younger demons. So easily discouraged.”
― Josh Lanyon, The Hell You Say

“I am not shy about admitting my modest talents. For example, I am happy to admit that I am better than average at clever remarks, and I also have a flair for getting people to like me. But to be perfectly fair to myself, I am ever-ready to confess my shortcomings, too, and a quick round of soul-searching forced me to admit that I had never been any good at all at breathing water. As I hung there from the seat belt, dazed and watching the water pour in and swirl around my head, this began to seem like a very large character flaw.”
― Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

“I frankly felt like the reception we received on the way in from the airport was very warm and hospitable. And I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave — with all five fingers — for their hospitality.”
― George W. Bush

“When people are missing out in their choices and cannot make a distinction between cheery, witty, funny, filthy or scurrilous walks of life, they will have a hard time to inhabit a pleasing and enriching life; and to integrate into a world of understanding and recognition. (“Love lying fallow ” )”
― Erik Pevernagie

“A funny person is funny only for so long, but a wit can sit down and go on being spellbinding forever. One is not meant to laugh. One stays quiet and marvels. Spontaneously witty talk is without question the most fascinating entertainment there is.”
― Diana Vreeland, D.V.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    What is the wittiest place on the internet?

    • McSweeney’s
    • Twitter
    • Reddit
    • Bored Panda
  • Question of

    If you find yourself at a dinner party in vibrant conversation, how do you play it?

    • Listen closely and interject a comment at just the right time
    • Stay silent most of the time and then say something that catches everyone off guard
    • Make jokes based off something someone else said
    • Keep trying to think of something to say, but think of it too late
  • Question of

    Who was the funniest president?

    • Barack Obama
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Bill Clinton
    • G.H.W. Bush
  • Question of

    What kind of humor will make you laugh the hardest?

    • Literary jokes
    • Political banter
    • Low and dirty
    • Slapstick
  • Question of

    What, in your opinion, is the most crucial element of a good joke?

    • Concision
    • Language
    • Timing
    • The way you say it
  • Question of

    Which of the following quick wits would you most want to be like?

    • Oscar Wilde
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Ellen Degeneres
    • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Question of

    When do you usually come up with the perfect comeback?

    • Exactly when I need it
    • About ten minutes before I need it
    • On the spot
    • Two hours too late
  • Question of

    How would you finish the following sentence, “Politicians and diapers must be changed often and ____”?

    • For the same reason
    • With care
    • They stink
    • Hmm, forgot the last part
  • Question of

    How do you feel when a table full of people look at you in anticipation of what you’re going to say?

    • A sense of tingling excitement
    • A quiet joy
    • An adrenaline rush
    • So anxious I feel sick
  • Question of

    How do you typically talk when you interact with children?

    • I speak to them as I do to adults.
    • I speak slowly and carefully.
    • I try not to cuss as much.
    • I usually talk more like a child.
  • Question of

    Which of the following literary devices would you be comfortable using in a conversation?

    • Metaphor
    • Allegory
    • Simile
    • What’s a literary device?
  • Question of

    Which of the following has the power to make a joke a whole lot funnier?

    • If you say it with exquisite style
    • If you can deliver it with perfect timing
    • If you can connect it back to a joke much earlier in the evening
    • What’s a literary device?
  • Question of

    When you tell a joke in a small group of people, what kind of reaction do you typically get?

    • Silence, followed by laughter
    • Touch
    • Surprised laughter
    • What’s a literary device?
  • Question of

    What makes for a good punch line?

    • Something completely unexpected that turns a joke on its head
    • Carefully crafted language
    • Just the right amount of raunch
    • What’s a literary device?
  • Question of

    Which comedian is killing it these days?

    • Hasan Minaj
    • Trevor Noah
    • Hannah Gadsby
    • What’s a literary device?

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