Letters, Mar. 22, 1948

Swivet Sir:

In your issue of March 1 . . . you use the word swivet. The only person I ever heard use the word is my secretary, who is from Memphis, Tenn.

I cannot find the word in the dictionary; Where did you find it?


Clearwater, Fla.

¶TIME got it from a Texan in a tizzy.—ED.

Cincinnati Slants


Reading about the Cincinnati Enquirer-Westbrook Pegler feud [TIME, March 1], I noticed you termed the Enquirer "Democratic." After several years of reading the Enquirer, I've either gotten the wrong slant on things,...

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