28 DECEMBER 1945, Page 4

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Passionately eager to prevail on humanity to achieve the colossal saving of time and space involved In writing words like bomb as bon:, Mr. Bernard Shaw manages somehow to pack his concise little argument into a solid column of The Times, say ',Soo words. Con- sumed with a desire to demonstrate what can be done in the way of brevity, he writes "what I desiderate as a professional writer," when what he means is " what I want as an author." It might be thought that there were better ways of saving space than by dropping a superfluous consonant here and there. Suppose all the consonants and all the vowels in this particular communication had been dropped?