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Linking Laconically . . . Explains Itself

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A laconic phrase is a very concise or terse statement, named after Laconia (a.k.a. Lacedaemon [Greek Λακεδαίμων]), a polis of ancient Greece (and region of modern Greece) surrounding the city of Sparta proper. In common usage, Sparta referred both to Lacedaemon and Sparta. Similarly, a laconism is a figure of speech in which someone uses very few words to express an idea, in keeping with the Spartan reputation for austerity. This may be used for efficiency (like in military jargon), for philosophical reasons (especially among thinkers who believe in minimalism, such as Stoics), or for better disarming a long, pompous speech (the most famous example being at the Battle of Thermopylae).

The Spartans were especially famous for their dry wit, which we now know as "laconic humour." This can be contrasted with the "Attic salt" or "Attic wit", the refined, poignant, delicate humour of Sparta's chief rival Athens.

There you go: We're Spartans.  And we're nothing if not (1) concise and (2) witty.  So the modifier "laconic" fits us like a glove.  I'd explain further, but I don't want to ruin the conciseness of the explanation.

Kudos to Stuka for brainstorming the word "laconic" for us.

Now, on to the links . . . and the laconicism:

Date Time (ET) Opponent
Sunday, July 26 6:00 a.m. Robert Morris
Tuesday, July 28 2:00 p.m. USC
Wednesday, July 29 8:00 a.m. USC
Wednesday, July 29 6:00 p.m. Kansas
Thursday, July 30 12:00 a.m. Kansas
Thursday, July 30 2:00 p.m. Louisville
Thursday, July 30 6:00 p.m. UConn
Thursday, July 30 10:00 p.m. North Carolina
Friday, July 31 12:00 a.m. UConn
Friday, July 31 4:00 a.m. North Carolina
Friday, July 31 8:00 a.m. Louisville
Sunday, August 2 12:00 p.m. UConn
Sunday, August 2 4:00 p.m. North Carolina