Today’s Endangered Word:


{AF-ter-wit. Noun; also after-wit}
Late 16th century
Extremely rare

This is a fun word. It’s something I struggle with on a weekly basis, sometimes a daily basis, and I’m guessing you do, too. Unless you’re a silver-tongued individual, and then the rest of us are envious of you!


Wisdom after the event, that comes too late.

You’ve dealt with this . . . Am I right?

Used in a sentence: As I left the debate, I had an infuriating bout of afterwit–oh, the things I could’ve said!

All except the word’s description and sentence example is taken directly or derived from
Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers
by Simon Hertnon.
Your turn: Make up a sentence for us, using the word AFTERWIT!

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