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16:46 UK time, Monday, 1 October 2007

I was tickled by Natalie Imbroolygooly's (exact spelling is tricky) advice to an aspiring fan; "If it is going to happen, it will." It reminded me of the time when I asked my philosophy tutor if he was going to stay at the university for another year in light of a recent departmental change, to which he replied: "I may or may not be staying." Being an annoying splitting-hairs type myself, I admire these utterly unassailable statements appearing in casual conversation. Any MM readers have similar examples?
Alex, Reading, UK

With BBC Worldwide having bought Lonely Planet, which will change - the BBC's Burma or the LP's Myanmar?
Basil Long, Newark Notts

Re: the suspicious looking smoking device in the Ice Cream Adventure pictures (Friday's letters). You're as bad as my mum, who, whilst walking round Nicosia shouted out "look, there's a BONG SHOP". She seemed disappointed when I pointed out they were all shisha pipes. Which, incidentally, are very apt for a trip to Morocco.
Angharad Beurle-Williams, Brixton, London

I think today's award for completely missing the point goes to Simon Clark from pro-smoking group Forest. "..the government doesn't want you to smoke until you're 18."
No, Simon. The government don't want you to smoke, full stop.
Kev Guthrie, Sheffield

If we have to change all our incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescents, how will we dim them to produce romantic lighting? Or is romance another victim of global warming?
Paul, Guildford, Surrey UK

I don't know anything about copyright when it comes to sculpture, but surely this goes against the grain?
Stig, London, UK

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