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I'm at my wits end!

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STOPSCRATCHINGTHECRADLECAP Sun 03-Mar-19 19:54:53

I've just read "I'm at my wicks end"

Which makes so much more sense then "I'm at my wits end" which is what I've been saying all my life.

Which one is correct?! 😮

GreatDuckCookery6211 Sun 03-Mar-19 19:55:50

I thought it was wits end. That’s what I’ve been muttering all my life grin

cardibach Sun 03-Mar-19 19:56:55

Wits’ is correct. I don’t see how wick’s makes any sense!
Wits’ end means at the end of your sanity. It’s driving you out of your wits, or out of your mind.

Heartland3 Sun 03-Mar-19 19:57:09

All my life I have said wits end too hmmI'm interested in the responses OP smile

cardibach Sun 03-Mar-19 19:57:57

Here OP www.dictionary.com/browse/at-one-s-wit-s-end

Frecklesonmyarm Sun 03-Mar-19 19:58:06

How does wickes end make more sense?

Frecklesonmyarm Sun 03-Mar-19 19:58:41

Hhahhaha my phone changed wicks for wickes.....not sure what the DIY shop has to do with it. grin

PolarBearDisguisedAsAPenguin Sun 03-Mar-19 20:06:28

Wits’ is correct. I don’t see how wick’s makes any sense! Wits’ end means at the end of your sanity. It’s driving you out of your wits, or out of your mind.

I agree but perhaps you can also be at the end of your —candle— wick so about to be in total darkness?! grin

Alison100199 Sun 03-Mar-19 20:09:44

I sometimes feel at my wickes end when buying paint...wink.

pickletickled Sun 03-Mar-19 20:11:58

I've always said Wit's end.

STOPSCRATCHINGTHECRADLECAP Sun 03-Mar-19 20:41:06

I'm glad I haven't been saying it wrong!

The reason I thought it made more sense was because I was imagining the end of a candle. All burnt out, the end of the wick.

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