[ExI] Etymological note

Robert Masters rob4332000 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 21 04:41:15 UTC 2009

On the origin of the word "laconic":

The king of Laconia (Sparta) received the following message from an enemy:

"If I conquer your country, I will kill all your men, burn your cities to the ground, sell your women and children into slavery, and plow salt into the earth."

The king's reply was:


Rob Masters 


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