wit vs whit : Common Errors in English

About wit vs whit

If you still have all your wits about you, could it be said that your mental powers have diminished “not a wit”? No, for the traditional expresssion is “not a whit.” “Whit” is an old word meaning “bit,” surviving only in this and similar expressions like “not one whit.”

wit Meaning(s)

  • (n) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  • (n) mental ability
  • (n) a witty amusing person who makes jokes

whit Meaning(s)

  • (n) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

wit in News

  1. Nokia Siemens Networks and Wipro's New IT Partnership Model Wins Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award 2013

    LONDON and BANGALORE, India, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, and Nokia Siemens Networks, the world's specialist ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Review: A wacky, inspired 'Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream'

    Though Shakespeare’s Bottom claimed his dream was “past the wit of man” to describe, it’s well within the wit of the Troubadour Theater Company to revive in spectacular sequin-studded style with the return of “A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream” to Burbank’s Falcon Theatre.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Wim de Wit to step down at Getty Research Institute

    After 20 years at the Getty Research Institute, Wim de Wit, the head of the architecture and contemporary art offerings there and co-curator of the current Pacific Standard Time Presents initiative on modern architecture in Los Angeles, is leaving the institution.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

whit in News

  1. Whit's Frozen Custard now open in Blue Ash

    Whit's Frozen Custard, offering premium ice cream desserts, has opened at 9405 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  2. Big East lunchtime links

    Memphis it is. Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock has received a contract extension. UConn checks in at No. 92 in USA Today's college football countdown. Athlon Sports ranks the American's football stadiums. The Big 12 coulda had Louisville. Tom Jurich was passed over for another award. Phil Steele ranks Louisville No. 7 in his preseason countdown. John F. Silver introduces fans to ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. Bella Whit Boutique opens in Lancaster

    Bella Whit Boutique has opened at 146 E. King St.Owner Melisa DeHaven says the 1,000-square-foot shop at the East King Street Garage specializes in "unique, one-of-a-kind" items from independent designers specializing in clothing, jewelry and home decor. It carries vintage, new and current items wit...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Lancaster Online

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