"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 17 September 2009


Laconic means crisp; brief and to the point; effectively cut short; a response so curt as to be almost rude; using as few words as possible to communicate much information; pithy and concise.

Not GB or I then!


  1. like lounge ...laconic SOUNDS like its action.....now there's a word for that too...oh damn can't bring it to mind....

    what was it now..

  2. Well this really caught me out. I always thought laconic meant a laid back sort of approach with a dry wit. It just goes to show you.