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First, it feels like I just posted the word-of-the-month.  Even my daughter thinks that time seems to be speeding up.  I did remind her, however, that it goes faster the older she gets.  Second, if you know me even a little bit (especially if you read my blogs), you will agree that laconic does not describe me or the way I write.  Instead, it is an adjective meaning (according to thefreedictionary.com) (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.   Synonyms include terse; curt, as in “a response so curt as to almost be rude” or concise, such as a crisp retort.  A sample sentence might read: The student’s answer, although correct, consisted of the laconic reply, “yes,” which is short and easy to understand.  Another example is: Stand-up comics need to be laconic, or audiences may quickly lose interest in the act if he or she tends to ramble.  

Are you the short and sweet laconic type, or do you tend to ramble like me?