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a long ways from that familiarity with the Eng-
_ iisE dictionary which our forefathers attained. This
shortcoming, combined with a tendency to express
hasty opinons and a weakness for using seemingly
lofty phrases, can obviously result in but one
thing-misunderstanding. And misunderstanding
is the stepping-stone to discord.
Some time ago, approximately 70 per cent of a
certain University class made no effort to answer
a particular examination question because they did
not know the meaning of the word "synonym." In-
structors tell us that their students' come to them
with either misconceptions or no knowledge what-
ever of the most rudimentary terms. It is, indeed,
a superhuman task to construct an education upon
this support. The simile of the house built upon a
shaky foundation is too obvious to require discus-
If we can revert to an old-fashioned but not
provincial respect for 'the rudiments of our lan-
guage, it cannot be doubted that a notable falling-
off of misunderstandings will follow.
Get out your Webster.-,It isn't half-bad read-
ing. Then go slow in your use 6f language.
A prisoner in the Chicago jail almost escaped by
sawing his way out with a knife which had been
loaned him to cut his steak with. The real mys-
tery is why any one would want to escape from a
place where they serve steaks free of charge.
If the proposed boycott on provisions against
the striking miners becomes effective it will become
a case of "They labor not; neither do they eat."
At Grinnell college the Hammer players are to
present some of Ibsen's plays. We only hope the
critics don't start knocking them.
Our idea of a myth is a university where the stu-
dents actually "get by" with4 everything they think
they "put over" on the "prof."
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