On Verbosity

Pythagorean Theorem: 24 words.
The Lord’s Prayer: 66 words.
Archimedes’ Principle: 67 words.
The Ten Commandments: 179 words.
The Gettysburg Address: 286 words.
The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words.
U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words.
…and that says it all.

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