The Press: Such Language!

Some of the freshest, as well as some of the stalest, writing in U.S. newspapers appears on the sport pages. The men who write the sport headlines hate to use a quiet word when a violent one will do. One day last week the Denver Post, refusing to admit defeat in its football headlines, found 32 ways of avoiding it: Blast, batters, murder, pastes, whip, crush, wreck, jolt, outscraps, spanks, rolls over, romps over, upsets, rout, toy, dump, bows to, tumbles, drops, trip, tops, sinks, buries, belts, wallops, wins, blanks, licks, trounces, subdues, turns back, edges.

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