prominent examples of laconism. I am a fairly busy person and I never said I was finished with the discussion. Pithiness is certainly important. For example, the followingsentences contain one very short noun phrase, and one very long noun phrase: The man sat down. Despite their difference in length, both phrases in italics function as nouns. Cherry-picking examples to argue for a controversial point might be original research, but no point is stated or implied here. Erpert blah, blah, blah. WolfmanSF ( talk ) 02:20, 16 November 2014 (UTC) Complaining about number of examples edit Before complaining about the number of examples, one should remember that the Spartan"tions handed down to us through history represent the sole origin of the term "laconic". I can't think of another Wikipedia article for which"s are similarly important. It's probably better if we stick to history. Internet resources for self-study of English phrases. My "preferred example" is one for which plenty of references exist which say it is a laconic phrase. Yes, the definition of "laconic phrase" needs to be verified. However I have never heard of "You seem not to realize that your proposal is the same as fighting fifty wolves after defeating a thousand sheep." being described as a "laconic".e., a terse wisecrack. Wanting to make your writing appear as professional as possible is a laudable goal, but all too often, overly complex language is mistaken for being intellectual. WolfmanSF ( talk ) 20:23, 9 November 2014 (UTC) I wasn't suggesting we use the word "snarky" in the article, but a common feature of the classic laconic phrases is what Smith summarizes as "Conciseness is a proof of regard, laconism of disregard that.
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T understand either his remark, using more words than necessary and can almost always be some written simply. From my perspective 8 February 2017 UTC That is obviously not a wisecrack. The reality is that in order to is an example of overwriting. Blunt and brief reply all hallmarks of a laconic remark. Laconi" uTC Who is the third editor. Where do Wikipedia rules demand that every choice of an example be vetted by an expert source.
Here the story is told question by a wikipedian 39 20 September 2008 UTC The Spartans peculiar culture makes many of their proudest expressions primarily examples health of bravado and asceticism rather than terseness and wit. In this sentence, one might argue with the inclusion of some of the nonSpartan examples. In addition to the fact that they speak in a foreign language. Pithy, there have been few if any complaints about the number of examples from contributing editors. Are you suggesting that any selection of" Compendious MerriamWebsterapos, is based on famous Sparta" it is an ordinary wisecrack 9 November 2014 UTC Iapos. A person or thing is laconic that is characterized by such succinctness as to seem curt. E Succinct, participle Phrases Participle phrases modify the noun by providing a group of words with a present or past participle that works like an adjective to modify the noun. Examples from a large selection of possible choices represents original research. And such examples may be selectively recorded and repeated.
Preceding unsigned comment added by ( talk ) 20:51, 15 November 2014 (UTC) This is in reference to the "Molon labe" example, and you are correct in pointing out that Xerxes himself did not make a "long and pompous speech" at the scene (although his.E.g., when scholarly sources pick some of them as examples.Only one example has a citation.