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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 4. April 7th, 1948

Are We Idiots?

Are We Idiots?

Dear Sir,—After reading Salient's editorial assuring us that contributions of "a decent literary standard" etc. would most certainly be published, I perused an article in the same issue headed "Freshers Fraternize." Endure a sample: "Dresses were torn, sweat dripped . . . drinks were spilt, women were kissed . . . Come into the cemetery, Maud . . . hep! hep! . . . a very lush thrush," so on it goes.

We are assured from time to time that Salient is read at universities and elsewhere in many parts of the world. " It seems evident from the above that we want people to believe we are idiots.

I am moved, therefore, to inquire what constitutes, in the eyes of the editor, a "decent literary standard."


(A standard acceptable to a wellbalanced person, not to one without a sense of humour.—Ed.)