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16:33 UK time, Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Re Surprise Guzzlers. If it comes as a surprise that your car produces more than 225g/km of CO2 then you're probably not responsible enough to be owning a car.
RJ Tysoe, London

Is someone who recently bought a car with a high CO2 output level a carboxymoron?
Nigel Macarthur, London

Re Why I don't have a mobile: Gabrielle Collard, borrowing somebody else's mobile does not mean that it's free, it's just that YOU weren't paying for it.
Susie, Oslo, Norway

"Everyone's got a mobile phone, right? Wrong, I don't." I "don't got" a phone? That can't be right, can it? Sorry, but this has been annoying me for a while now.
Sue, London

Having been abroad for 10 years or so, I have noticed the move towards "I don't have" rather than "I haven't got" - has anyone else noticed this? Also how about the word "clearly" used by politicians, and when did "brain surgery" turn to "rocket science"?
Steve Jennings, Maebashi, Japan

I get very annoyed by people interrupting conversations to answer their mobile, disturbing other passengers on trains even in the quiet carriage, and using their phones while driving. I would be a hypocrite if I had a mobile phone which I don't need. I can only think of one occasion in the last year when it would have been useful to have had one.
David Wilson, Wokingham

Re Help, my name is Lolita: Included soon after the man named Lucifer is a quote from a woman whose surname on first glance looks like Satan.
Dan, London

Despite Magazine's seasonal cynicism, today's random stat is rather heart warming - for 78% of care home residents, romance is alive.
Phil B-C, London

Here's a random stat: 100% of spam messages in my junk mail folder have a love or valentines theme this week.
Rick, Stockport

Is there a flexicon entry for the sense of disappointment and annoyance when you are fooled into clicking on a story in "most read/e-mailed", only to find out it's from several years ago? May I suggest "hoodlinked" as a starter for 10?
Neil, London

Pupils promised 'quality culture' reminds me of the "expose yourself to art" poster.
Ralph, Cumbria

All this talk of "five hours of culture a week" reminds me of a long-ago school trip to see Shakespeare's The Tempest. There were [tee hee] willies on stage. Actual willies.
Dora, Buxton

Louise from Wales (Tuesday letters), have you considered that a Mrs Pope might not want people to know her real age? With my mother, for instance, you have to take the age she tells you and add VAT to get her real age.
Edenzor, Reading

A Valentine:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I miss Punorama
And the Caption Comp too.
Pix6, Vienna, Austria
Monitor note: The feeling is mutual.

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