What Is Real Wit?

I often ponder what's the difference between witt and intelligence, does being witty automatically implies that you are intelligent?or is intelligence (as I believe) something much more complex. In other words I believe witt can play tricks on the mind and makes one believe that the person in front really knows or is more able than he really is.... I sense there's a great difference

pers77 pers77
31-35, M
2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

Wit is the brief insightful statement. You can be dense as a fence post and still make a witty comment by mistake.

You can be extremely intelligent and not have an ounce of wit, but you can't be witty without smarts.