Twiphorism is a new word I’ve coined – it’s formed by merging Twitter with Aphorism.
Wikipedia describes an aphorism as “an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic and easily memorable form.”
So a Twiphorism is “an original thought written in a laconic and easily memorable form. And capable of being expresed via Twitter in 140 characters or less”.
As it happens, a number of the aphoristic examples given by Wikipedia could be Twiphorisms eg
Mediocrity is forgiven more easily than talent. — Emil Krotky
What are your favourite Twiphorisms? Your own or somebody else’s? If you can squeeze it into 129 characters, include the following hash tag: #twiphorism (or #twphm if pushed for space).