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    Smile He always entertains people with his witty comments.

    He always entertains people with his witty comments.
    He always entertains people with his humorous remarks.



    Do both witty comments and witty remarks mean about the same in the above? Thanks.


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    Re: He always entertains people with his witty comments.

    Remark and comment are synonyms in this context.
    A comment usually refers to what has just been said, what has happened.
    A remark is more spontaneous.

    A humorous comment could also be witty, and a witty comment could also be humorous. But witty and humorous are not exact synonyms.

    A witty remark would have clever use of language, or something interesting, some insight about human behavior, relationships, something clever, usually stated briefly, in a few words.

    Humorous just means funny. Humor is what makes you laugh. Jokes. The unexpected, the ridiculous, the incongruous.

    edward

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    He always entertains people with his witty comments.
    He always entertains people with his humorous remarks.

    Do both witty comments and witty remarks mean about the same in the above? Thanks.

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    Re: He always entertains people with his witty comments.

    Thanks, Edward.

    Got it!

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