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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A one-word sentence, for example, “Go.”
2. A complex idea conveyed in a single word, for example, “Howdy” for “How do you do?”
From Greek holos (whole) + phrasis (speech). Earliest documented use: 1862.
“Holophrasms aren’t common in English, but any verb in command form can be holophrastic -- Go, Help, Run.”
Kathryn Schulz; What Part of ‘No, Totally’ Don’t You Understand?; The New Yorker; Apr 7, 2015.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience. -Walter Lippmann, journalist (23 Sep 1889-1974)