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14:01 UK time, Friday, 6 April 2007

Reader comments (yes, like this one) are the WORST thing about the internet. Who in their right mind gives a fraction of a damn about what Darren from Norwich thinks about lifts? BBC, you are charged with reporting the news. If I want the worthless opinion of some drivelling simpleton I'll find one on any street corner. And yes, I am still aware of the irony of saying all this on a comments form, so you won't need to point it out. Dead Ringers got it about right when they did "BBC News - A man from somewhere says 'I agree'... A woman from somewhere else says 'I disagree'". That's about the size of it, wouldn't you say? And before you make the "license fee payers need to be represented" argument, I am a license fee payer and I want you to stop allowing any reader comments. Represent THAT. A reader who's tired of drivel.
A reader, London, UK

Regrading lifts. The best lift ever is the great glass elavator in my chocolate factory.
W. Wonka, London

Is there an award for most confusing punctuation in a headline? I nominate "Cant 'best children's TV voice'"
Bruce, London, UK

In regards to Vicky's letter, the answer is simple: The 'Easter Caption Competition' (and all related pictures) are Easter-like by virtue of them being published in a period most closely associated with the event of Easter. If you wish to be more pedantic (which I am sure many of you will do), it may more accurately be called the 'Lent Caption Competition', but let's not quibble over details, eh? Merry Christmas to all.
Ben Hill, Cardiff, Wales

With all the pedants submissions will that mean that "their" Easter egg will be of the hen variety(as in boiled)? As surely it is in pedantic thinking a "choccie" one is a chocolate imititation. Mines still a Mars Bar one, yum yum.
Tim McMahon, Wales

It's hard enough keeping up with familiar standards of measurement such as London Buses, Olympic swimming pools and Wales. So when you say that the TGV went "almost as fast as a World War II Spitfire at top speed" you are leaving in the dark those of us who do not often see Spitfires flying by.
Ian, Marseille, France

Can anyone explain why the first things that go in a supermarket trolley are squidgy vegetables and the last things are heavy bottles. Wouldn't it make more sense if it was the other way round?
Ben Lenthall, France

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