A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 19, 1970

ENGLISH, like every living language, is a steadily evolving medium that reflects a world in transition. As the horizon of human experience expands, so does the need for fresh words and expressions. Journalists, as interpreters of the new and unusual, have a vital role to play in this process. At TIME, particularly, correspondents and writers constantly seek to enrich the idiom, and TIME's use of words has long been one of the magazine's most vivid characteristics.

Such mainstays of the vernacular as tycoon, kudos, pundit and socialite all gained currency from their use in TIME. Our movie reviewers borrowed cinema from the...

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