Ever hear of "cab wit?" That's the snappy comeback that arrives in your head long after a conversation has ended... like in the cab going home.
We appreciate wit in our society, even though it may be a little difficult to define. James Geary takes a stab at definition, explanation, and more in his boo Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It.
Hint: it's more than a sense of humor.
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