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IT WAS WITH GREAT PLEASure and understanding that we perused Michael Dolan’s article on the recently liberated reptiles of Palisades proper and Sherrier Place (“Iggy Popsicles,” 10/15). Hurrah!

Being of Californian origins, we long for the language, tempo, and lexicon of the West. Finally, some verbiage for our swollen and festered eyes.

Though the story was wild and far-flung, probably a little bit true, my Californian chums and I have concluded that Dolan’s strengths truly rest with stories generated on the Hill. We all excitedly anticipate his feature stories that will attempt to clarify the issues and shed light on the inhabitants of the Capitol.

Best wishes, and please continue to utilize our native tongue.

Washington, D.C.