Press: Doctor & Duke


To editors and columnists. President Wilfred John Funk of Funk & Wagnalls, who writes light verse, publishes the Literary Digest and gets out a dictionary, last week tossed an exciting subject for controversy. He made up a list of the "ten modern Americans who have done most to keep American jargon alive." His ten:

Sime Silverman

H. L. Mencken

T. A. Dorgan

Walter Winchell

Arthur ("Bugs") Baer

Ring Lardner

Damon Runyon

Gelett Burgess

George Ade

Gene Buck

From his list, Publisher Funk wisely omitted any definition of "jargon," gave no examples. If he meant...

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