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There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 June 7, 1967) was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. Also known as Dot or Dottie, Parker was born Dorothy Rothschild in the West End district of Long Branch, New Jersey.

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