Letters, Dec. 15, 1947

Toe-Stubbers

Sir:

I am one of those readers of TIME who respect the pro-American and intellectual editing of the magazine.

However, I ask you, are some of the adjectives and nouns . . . really necessary? For example, in the Nov. 17 issue there appeared such words as:

rodomontades atelier peripatetic febrile ubiquitous avuncular kickshaw polemical

I have a feeling that a few of your readers (perhaps 95%) might not be able to define some of the words I have listed. In fact, some of the editors of TIME might stub a toe...

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