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'lax

adjective; clipping
Being very relaxed, informal, and laid-back in nature; an event which is informal or casual. The clipping of the word relax to ‘lax was used to be short and to the point. The term was discovered in an email. Emails are full of concise terms and phrases since they are electronically sent to get a message out quickly. Because of the speed and urgency in which emails are sent, short phrases are employed to get the message across. The clipping ‘lax lets the audience know that it is a relaxed situation and is therefore easily understood.
 
It’s a very ‘lax situation.
Etymology : [re/lax]
Source : email from a Rice organization
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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