TIL that the word “laconic” comes from Laconia in Greece, where the people were known for terse, witty remarks to level (or troll) others. After invading Greece, Philip II of Macedonia asked Sparta if he should come as friend or foe. Their reply was “Neither.”

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  1. That’s not even the best Phillip-Sparta quote. After this Phillip sent a message to Sparta saying “If I invade, Laconia will be destroyed.” Sparta replied with “If.”

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