In Response to: Language and Style

Marilyn Marks *86’s column (From the Editor, Jan. 11) quotes a recent piece by New York Times public editor Liz Spayd that makes reference to “a linguistic battle royale” between the electorate and the media. I’m guessing Ms. Spayd means “battle royal,” unless it’s covered with chocolate sauce.

Robert Coxe ’69
Kennesaw, Ga.