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Fun Fact June 1, 2020.

1 June 2020


We all know at least one.  We see them on the roads, the political world is full of them and heck, you may even be related to one.  We’re talking about a nitwit!  You can spell that with or without a hyphen.  This American slang term came to be around 1914 and it most likely has origins in German or Yiddish.  Nit means nothing and wit means understanding, intellect, sense or knowledge.  Therefore a nitwit has nothing resembling understanding, intellect, sense or knowledge.  If you happen to encounter a nitwit, don’t make any sudden moves, smile and nod politely and extricate yourself from the situation as quickly as possible.  It’s ok, after the fact, to think or say to yourself “bless their heart.”