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The Two Sides of War

-- Ernest C. Raskauskas Sr.

Potomac

A Kick About Terms

Regarding Katie Carrera's Aug. 10 Sports story "Stoked for Beckham, Even in the Top Row":

The author used the term "f?tbol" to describe soccer played in England and Italy.

While this term does seem worldly and is the name of the sport in Spanish-speaking countries, it certainly isn't the norm in countries where another language is spoken.

In Italy, the word "calcio" is used, and in England, as in any other English-speaking country, plain "football" suffices.

-- Alex Davis

Alexandria

Those Frisky Doctors

Regarding the Aug. 23 front-page article "Elderly Staying Sexually Active":

The article said that "the elderly would benefit from more frank and open discussions about sex with their doctors."

Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think that sex with their doctors is what they need.

-- Mark W. Garrett

Maitland, Fla.


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