So scientists have discovered that microwaves can kill germs on sponges? If they'd watched Anthea Turner's Perfect Housewife they'd have learnt this months ago when she said it. What next? Scientists discovering that shoes are tidier in wardrobes if they are put in labelled see through plastic boxes?
James Carter, Manningtree, UK
For the record, my grandmother Margie Geddes's affair with John Betjeman mentioned in Paper Monitor lasted for three years, not two decades. It began after her divorce and ended when she met the man she was to spend the next thirty years with until his death in 2003. The Telegraph article was inaccurate on many counts.
Tabitha Kelly, London
Re: the story on the new Channel Four furore over Shipwrecked. May I say how apt the caption directing the reader to the position of Lucy Buchanan in the photograph is?
SG , UK
In today’s Daily Mini-Quiz - How many people say they are working-class? I got this right, because I know there's a lot of inverse snobbery about. My friend, who got his BA, MA, MB and PhD at Cambridge and is training to be a brain surgeon (no joke) thinks he is working-class. We laugh at him often and say he's posher than the rest of us put together.
Lucy Jones, Manchester
Today's snow will have really confused my garden. The bulbs are up, there are buds on the jasmine - a vine that usually flowers in April - and the neighbour's climbing rose has sent a salmon-pink bloom peeking over the fence. Will all these darling buds now wither and die, never to return come spring proper?
Gosh I never knew monkeys were so widely used to do jobs more traditionally associated with humans. (Tuesday’s letters) I guess that explains a lot about my latest dealings with the customer service department of my phone company.
Adam, London, UK
As regards the job of a local paper to 'champion' the community it serves (Paper Monitor) it may interest readers to know that the Chertsey and Addlestone Herald on 17 January dedicated a whole page to a girl with a fear of retching. As Michael Aspel used to say: strange, but true.
Re: Pronouncing H. Flamin' Nora, call it a different dialect if you wish, but it's not an different accent. You won't find "haitch" in the dictionary, but you will find "aitch". Trust me, it won't earn you anything in Scrabble or on Countdown either.
Lester Mak, London, UK
When pronounced correctly, "aitch" is one of two five-letter words in English from which you can remove four letters without changing the pronunciation - the other being queue.
Chris, if you find it irritating why not move to Yorkshire, none of us use Hs here.
Has anyone noticed how Andy Murray seemed to "bow out" of the Australian Open this week, rather than crash? How did he manage that? Never happened to our Timmy. Perhaps it's a Scottish thing.
Luke L, London, UK.
MM: Well he did give Rafael Nadal quite a game…
So nice to hear the Queen is up for an Oscar. Good luck to you ma'am.