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16:07 UK time, Thursday, 19 April 2007

The first letter on the letters page is getting longer by the day. A nice, short, witty letter like this would be much more suitable.
Chris, London

I am amazed, the Sudanese goat marriage has made it to number one on your most emailed after first appearing on Friday, 24 February, 2006 at 16:40 GMT. Amazing on a day when we are reeling from mass murder in the US and again in Iraq. I can only assume that the serious and somewhat devastating events of the last two days have sent the masses looking for light relief in the shape of a goat.
Emma, London

I wonder if the poll on whether men or women work harder is inversly indicative of the truth. That men are ahead may just mean that there are more of them not working and looking at the BBC website than women who are actually doing the work! Just a thought though. (And by the way, I'm on a day off!)
Laura, Oxford

"A £7m sex theme park, which has no rides", was that a tad of irony on the part of the BBC?
Baz, Norwich, Norfolk

On reading about the London "sex theme park" - Amora - I was surprised when a quick search on the internet told me that Amora was a Hebrew word for a specific group of Rabbis. Then I discovered it literally meant "Oral Teachers", maybe not so inappropriate for a sex theme park!
Keith, Loughborough

Good effort on the Food Quiz, but David Letterman has been playing "Know Your Cuts Of Meat" for years. May I suggest "Know Your Middle Class Vegetables". I have yet to tell the difference between rocket and fresh water spinach.
K Walker, Runcorn, UK

Sorry, I have to disagree with Martha Figueroa-Clark regarding the pronunciation of Plaistow, E13. My nan lived around the corner from the station in Rudolph Road for forty years and there really is only one way to say it (unless you're a Northerner which doesn't really count): it's Plaa-stow as in father.
Michelle, London

Re: how to say lieutenant, does someone who works on a bank holiday get time off in lef?
Andy, Leeds, UK

I'm currently doing a science project with one of my home-educated boys and need some information. If you know the answer to the following question or a place I can find it, let me know. A thermos flask works by using a vacuum to prevent heat leaving the liquid. But, if heat can't travel across a vacuum, how does the sun heat Earth?
Martin, Stevenage, UK

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