Word Ways


Eugene Ulrich


While I was calmly reading the newspaper the other day, this headline near the bottom of the page caught my eye: JOHNNY, JUNE CASH ARE HIT IN HUNGARY. Had they been pelted with rotten tomatoes by a restive audience, or with bricks by protestors in the streets? (A modern civilized population has various ways of expressing its feelings.) Or had they been bashed by a car on the highway, or beaned by a meteorite? When I read the article, it was a surprise (and no small relief) to learn that their concerts in Hungary had been a big success.