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Brevitas

This word-play would almost be fodder for a Saturday Stupidity post, except that very few would understand it, and it really is not stupid. Furthermore, it is a true story. I am not going to explain it. If you understand the language involved, and get the pun, leave your explanation in the comments. To cite my source would give it away, so I will save that until tomorrow. I will explain it then. Lest you be impressed with my linguistic skill, I confess that I needed it explained to me, too.

The all-time prize for transmitting the fullest message with the greatest compactness must go to Sir Charles James Napier. In 1843, Napier quelled an uprising in the Indian province of Sind and announced his triumph via telegram to his commanders in London. All he wrote was the one word "Peccavi."

2005-11-10 at 12:01 AM MT | |




Blogger Brad sayth,

I have sinned [Sind]

11/10/2005 4:37 AM  
Blogger Loki Odinsson sayth,

Well, that didn't take long!

11/10/2005 8:49 AM