Posts Tagged ‘Robert Hartwell Fiske’

Dimwitticisms

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

A witticism is a remark that is amusingly clever in perception or expression. Robert Hartwell Fiske coined the term dimwitticism in his book, The Dimwit’s Dictionary, to describe the opposite: dull expressions that provide no insight. This is a great example of observations and judgments on style and usage. From his preface: (more…)