Asked • 06/19/19

Should laconism be favored over clarity?

One might argue that to be as understandable as possible, one should use common words and phrases. On the other hand, unnecessary verbosity is often frowned upon. > Stop acting so childish and sulky! > Stop acting so petulant! Should a common and verbose phrase be favored over an uncommon single word in writing? What about speech?

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John H. answered • 06/20/19

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