A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 24, 1950


In response to a query as to whether our overseas readers would like a dictionary of the American slang appearing in TIME, Reader J. H. Bassett of Mitcham, Surrey, England, wrote us:

"We like your spicy lingo, and I reckon that regulars figure out the initialese (G.O.P., EGA, etc.). It's fairly easy now to follow Big John with his sidekicks in a souped-up Caddy to the hot-stove-league ball game at the jampacked Rose Bowl . . . I could creep into a flophouse, speakeasy, hot-spot or crap-joint with a pretty clear idea of...

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