The Press: Highly Irregular

To leaven its solid fare of political and artistic comment, London's socialist New Statesman and Nation conducts weekly "competitions" in epigrams, limericks, etc. Recently readers were asked to play a game originated by Philosopher Bertrand Russell. On BBC's Brains Trust program (Britain's sprightly Town Meeting of the Air), he had humorously conjugated an "irregular verb" as "I am firm; you are obstinate; he is a pig-headed fool."

Last week, from 650 entries, the New Statesman ran some rib-tickling winners: ¶ I am sparkling; you are unusually talkative; he is drunk.

¶ I have the...

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