The Press: Punch Punched

Irishfolk applauded Charles A. A. Bennett, Yale faculty wit and philosopher, last week, when he said in Dublin, Ireland: "The British humorous weekly Punch presents distorted, snobbish, and inaccurate pictures of American life and manners in its cartoons. . . . Wars tend to be provoked by such fostering of ignorant prejudices. . . . Much of the American slang distorted by Punch is vigorous and expressive instead of vulgar."


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