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  • Everyone was astounded (the author of the witticism no less than his neighbours) and Miss Delacour, who was a stout amiable person, began to smile broadly.

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  • Winston Churchill was well-known for his witticisms.
  • By the very nature of a witticism, one is given very little time to assess its various possible repercussions before one is called to give voice to it,
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day

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