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Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960

From Tadpole To Bloated Bull-Frog

From Tadpole To Bloated Bull-Frog

Many "Salient" readers have commented favourably on the "Tadpoles" we have printed—those little verses with incisive thrusts at convention and the bogus in the contemporary scene. Well, we may have seen our last Tadpole. That's the reason why we've splashed one all over Page 1. Anyone who has missed "Tadpoles" in the past—they were, after all, primarily used as fillers—can hardly miss the latest and last.

A Note to Contributors:

Admittedly English is a difficult language, but why is it that so few university students—the pseudo-intellectuals of the nation—can write simply and concisely? The same applies to graduates, too!

Practically every contribution to "Salient" has to be re-written. So how about trying shorter sentences—and one idea per sentence?

And don't try to copy newspaper English. Who would want to go near the new Palmerston North University after this, apparently serious. "Dominion" description … "Set against a park-like background, Palmerston North University College is located against the natural beauty of an arborial surround with nearby picturesque lagoon and a riparian adjacent area."