Razor #2: Grice’s Razor

Grice’s Razor:

As a principle of parsimony,
conversational implications are to be preferred
over semantic context for linguistic explanations.


Speak and write simply yet clearly,
to be heard and read as so.


(In philosophy, a razor is a principle or rule of thumb that allows one to eliminate (‘shave off’) unlikely explanations for a phenomenon, or avoid unnecessary actions.)