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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 4. 1969.



Congratulations on your profundity. You are either a genius or totally illiterate.

Your last editorial (Salient 3) displays your complete lack of acquaintance with the fundamentals of the English language.

For instance: "the fact that there were only seven at that meeting and it It requires little effort to see how extensive this is, is as much en indictment of those two correspondents as it is of the rest of the student body."

What a lot of bloody rubbish I can only conclude that you use your own special rules of grammar.

Overlooking, in the cause of brevity, your classic phrase "seriously needs deliberating about" (I take it you mean "needs serious consideration") I pass on to to a sentence which clinches my fears for your literacy.

"Correspondents feel, and not without justification, that the possibility of a person losing his job; or the job being denied him in the first instance; if in fact these were the alternatives; because of ideas which do not flow smoothly in the main stream (or cess pool) of social convention is unjust."

What absolute rot! What does it mean, if anything?

Some of these abominations may have been leqitimate printing errors, but that is no excuse—you are supposed to be an Editor ! !

Tony Jaques.