Foreign News: Bright Words

Among so-called Bright Young People "lousy" has become a playful adjective. Even "guts" is almost a tea-table noun. But in London last week Alfred Duff Cooper, husband of Lady Diana Manners, used both these words with Victorian vigor. In a speech attacking Viscount Rothermere, blatant "British Hearst," Mr. Cooper rumbled and roared:

"He's never shown an ounce of courage in his life! Lord Rothermere hasn't got the guts of a louse."

Lady Cynthia Mosley, daughter of the late Viscount Curzon (the most pompous, most punctilious Viceroy that India ever had), fairly yelled from a public platform last week (while championing the New...

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