Viabrevis is a place for us to expand the discussion of short forms of speech featured in Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes, Famous Last Words, & Other Forms of Minimalist Communication and its companion Facebook page, Viabrevis postings will explore those that  either have gotten short shrift, squeezed by the constraints of format or time, or haven’t been covered at all simply because nobody previously thought to do so. We welcome  comments here or on the Discussions page at