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Why Wit Matters, From Puns To Metaphors To Wordplay

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"Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It" by James Geary. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
"Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It" by James Geary. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Author James Geary is passionate about puns and metaphors, and he's become something of a scholar in the art of wit. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Geary (@JamesGeary) about his new book "Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It."

This segment aired on November 30, 2018.

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