Dormouse stew ("10 things we didn't know last week"). Have you seen a dormouse? Not much meat on them, is there? You are confusing the native British dormouse with something called the glis-glis. My home area (the Vale of Aylesbury) has these things running around - they escaped from Tring Park, where they were introduced by the Rothschilds. Pesky things, too, glis-glis. I seem to recall that they had a liking for the insulation on power-lines. This resulted in blacked-out villages and a flash-fried, rather than stewed, glis-glis. Which is also known as the fat, or edible, dormouse. Thought I'd try to clear that one up before the real British dormouse ends up in the soup.
Richard Fenton, Essen Germany
I am Italian (lived there for 28 years) and never heard of dormouse stew. Must be a south thing. Sparrows on a spit roast, served with polenta, are the delicacy in the North.
Marie, Bromley, Kent
Am I the only person who saw the headline "Arctic muds reveal sea ice record" and assumed it was about a new CD?
Andrew Collier, Cambridge
Pedant Alert re Monday's random stat. No, there were not 13% more French people watching the rugby than English. For a start, the two countries have different populations. What you actually mean is that the proportion was 13 percentage points higher.
Darren McCormac, London
How on Earth did Liam Gallagher find is way into the nation's Top 10 wits? He seems to have usurped his role model John Lennon who is far more deserving of a place (for the "rattle your jewellery" quote alone).
Paul Clare, Nottingham
Conkers may be bonkers ("Conkers win is double over French"), but why are the competitors dressed as nuns?
Mark Esdale , Bridge, UK
We just received a letter Friday from a UK Government Dept which was mailed in Sweden! So I guess if you live abroad you still get mail.
Elaine Sutherland, Burlington Ontario