Describing someone in a single sentence

I wonder how many people in the world can be identified by a simple one-sentence description. Even given the right individual, there can be an art to crafting exactly the right sentence, one that properly captures the essence and identity of the individual in question, while keeping the word count relatively small.

Here is one humble attempt. Everyone reading this post will of course know exactly to whom this sentence refers. I wonder how many other individuals in the world could be so easily identified from a simple one-sentence description:

“If he weren’t so incredibly dangerous, he would be utterly ridiculous.”

2 Responses to “Describing someone in a single sentence”

  1. Jon Meyer says:

    Easy. He-who-must-not-be-named

  2. admin says:

    Nice! Turning it into a sentence: “We usually just call him He-who-must-not-be-named.”

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