Letters, Dec. 25, 1944

Wrong Dough

Sirs:

Everytime I read a headline, "Doughboys Invade Leyte," or "Aachen Entered By Doughboys" I see red. Even if we Americans have been the richest nation of the world are we not delusioning ourselves if we accept the term "doughboy" as a synonym for "American"? . . .

RICHARD A. BUFFUM

Editor

The Wesleyan Argus Wesleyan

University

Middletown, Conn.

¶ Let Reader Buffum fash himself no more; wherever it came from (authorities disagree),"doughboy" has no money taint. According to H. L. Mencken (The American Language): "Doughboy is an old English Navy term for...

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