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SpiriTsunami: Trope titles that come in plural are rarely useful, so "Walls of Text" has become "Wall of Text". There's still a redirect from the old title.

Steve the Pocket: I had an idea, but I dunno how well it will go over. It involves a page image that's a photo of the Vietnam War Memorial, and a caption to the effect of "No, not this kind." Too Soon?

Haven: I wonder where would be the place to point out that it was Polonius who said "Brevity is the soul of wit", meaning it should be taken with a grain of salt...

ILP: Can I just further add that the wit in question has nothing to do with humour but was all about wisdom (as in "wit and wisdom", or "gather one's wits about one")?

Not only was it Polonius, it was Polonius at the end of a page-long monologue of cliched advice to his son, with "Brevity is the soul of wit" thrown in at the end, and things like "To thine own self be true," as well. The speech was Shakespeare setting Polonius up as a pompous hypocrite.