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out if you have wit privilege.
- I prefer to associate with people who tell good jokes and who laugh at my jokes.
- I avoid associating with people who aren’t funny.
- I enjoy my ability to find something to laugh at on TV at any time.
- I’m confident in my ability to get people’s attention by telling a joke or two.
- I enjoy making fun of people who don’t understand a joke.
- When I go to a multiplex cinema, I can always find at least one good comedy to watch.
- I can tell in a matter of seconds whether a new acquaintance is going to be funny.
- I try to protect my children from encounters with the witless.
- If a traffic cop pulls me over, I’m confident in my ability to develop a friendly rapport by telling a joke.
- I can easily find humorous greeting cards whenever I want to.
- I routinely win arguments with the witless simply by being humorous.
- I feel no need to read serious literature, engage in serious conversations, or watch serious programming on TV.
- My sense of humor was a key factor in getting a job or a promotion.
- I can always get off the hook for being late to a meeting by telling a joke.
- I feel comfortable in most settings because people like the way I tell jokes.
If you identify with two or more of these statements, there’s a strong possibility that you are a wit supremacist.
Wit Privilege and America's War on the Witless
An article of mine in The American Thinker