Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My word of the day

My word for today is "brevity".

Brevity is a noun and it means "shortness of duration," especially in writing or speaking. It comes from the root word, "brief".  Probably the most famous use of the word in a sentence comes from the author William Shakespeare in the play "Hamlet":

 Here, Shakespeare wants to say that using a few good words can be a sign of intelligence.  I hope my professors remember this when I turn in my really short essay.  :-)