Letters: Apr. 26, 1926

Herewith are excerpts from letters come to the desks of the editors during the past week. They are selected primarily for the information they contain either supplementary to or corrective of news previously published in TIME.

"Chuff"

Sirs:

My commendation on your use of the word "chuff" (TIME, April 5, "In Little Rock," p. 18).

As a noun descriptive of the sound of a milk-train engine, it fits and therefore is good. Is this a new word?

JOHN THURSTON

Rochester, N. Y.

Such onomatopoetic creations should be judged by their success...

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