Namboothiris are famous for their wit and humour. They generally enjoy it by and on themselves. Even when such wits are aimed at him, he coolly enjoys them and never gets offended. This ability is the contribution of the Namboothiri culture and the surroundings in which he was brought up.

Such an ability to enjoy wits often helps to ease the tension of his mind and relieve pains and sorrows. But many other communities are not familiar with this cultural background. This has led to the feeling that the Namboothiris are stupid. The famous wit of Vaazhakunnam Atithiri is a good example.