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To Wit: An E-zine On How To Be a Wit

This is an E-zine from Thomas Christopher on how to be witty.


I'm offering T-shirts and other self-expression products designed using the techniques discussed here. I've set up an online "store" at My portal site to CafePress and is I expect to use many of the designs as examples in this e-zine.

At $2 trillion, the creative economy -- design, discovery, and invention -- is approaching 50% of the US economy. The creative class, the workers in the creative economy, comprise about 30% of the US workforce. Wit is not a luxury.

Previous E-zines

Ezine1-9-6.html Why Do People Groan At Puns?

Ezine2-15-6.html Early To Bed And Early To Rise

Ezine3-17-6.html List And Select + Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, And Dr. Merryman

Ezine4-10-6.html Something Lovely From Your Heart

Ezine5-19-6.html Concreteness

Ezine6-14-6.html Stories

Ezine7-25-6.html What’s in a metaphor?

Ezine8-25-6.html Finding Metaphors

Ezine9-30-6.html Creativity As Evolution

Ezine10-30-6.html Opposites Attract Attention

Ezine11-30-6.html The Four Parts of a Speech

Ezine1-8-7.html Chiasmus

Ezine2-18-7.html More Than Three Ways To Use Triples

Ezine03-04-07.html More Ways To Use Triples

Ezine04-01-07.html Using Metaphors To Emphasize Common Ground

Ezine05-05-07.html Use Metaphors To Transfer Associations

Ezine06-04-07.html Double Entendre

Ezine07-11-07.html Learn From Churchill

Ezine08-09-07.html How To Defuse a Metaphor

Ezine09-10-07.html The Law of Large Numbers

Ezine10-10-07.html Reforming Clichés

Ezine11-11-07.html Open Circle Statement Restated

Ezine12-10-07.html PMI Scans

Ezine1-12-08.html How To Design Your Own T-shirts And Other "Self-expression Products" (approximately the same material as in

Ezine02-11-08.html A Procedure For Finding Metaphors

Ezine03-11-08.html  Repeat Sounds 

Ezine04-15-08.html Witty titles at the CWA

Ezine05-15-08.html  Say something about something

Ezine06-14-08.html  Picking Up The Pieces (making a metaphor specific)

Ezine07-15-08.html  Take an Attitude

Ezine08-16-08.html  Wit For T-Shirts And Such (just points to

Ezine09-15-08.html Using A Pairing Sheet

Ezine10-15-08.html Style in Political Speeches: "Anaphora"

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Thomas Christopher, Ph.D.: Seminars, Speeches, Consulting
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Books through Prentice Hall PTR, albeit not related to wit: High-Performance Java Platform Computing, ISBN: 0130161640, Web Programming in Python, ISBN: 0-13-041065-9, Python Programming Patterns, ISBN: 0-13-040956-1