Facetiae is a noun that refers to ‘witty or humorous writing.’
Our word of the day is borrowed directly from Latin, where it means ‘amusing things.’ In English, it holds the same meaning. Keep in mind that it’s a close relative to the word ‘facetious.’
The speech Marty wrote for the memorial service was awful. He’s great at writing facetiae, but when tasked with penning something serious, he’s out of his element.