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Exchange Exemplar: Loosing Wit Upon The World


Most of us have envied another person's wit at one time or another. But could you come up with a quick definition of "wit?"

To James Geary, it's the kind of intelligence that allows a person to say or do the right thing at the right time. Geary explores the concept at length in his book Wit's End: What Wit is, How it Works, and Why We Need It.

Witty writers and comedians are mentioned in the book, but it's less about them then what they said, and how that spices up life for all of us. We revisit the author's visit from 2019.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.