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17:17 UK time, Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Can we please have a pronunciation guide for "Beijing"? I've always thought it to be pronounced "bay-ZHING", but am now noticing "bay-DJING" a lot, especially on the BBC. Currently it grates, but if it turns out to be correct, I'll be forced to consider amending my aural taste.
Luke L, London
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Goodness. I had no idea I was consuming a panino al desko while reading the Magazine at lunchtime. How you do educate us (former) Northerners.
Susannah, Northampton

What a remarkably subdued caption for the second picture in this series about the opening of the Olympic village. I mean, there's one object in the picture that begs for a much wittier caption.
Johan van Slooten, Urk, Netherlands

Regarding a suitable diminutive for PM Brown (sorry - the thought of Gordon singing Set Adrift On Memory Bliss has just popped in my head), how about Gordie? One of our local councillors uses it to great success! It's casual but respectable - a bit like his jacket, really.
Morwenna Hancock, North Sydney

Gor does for Gordon what Dave does for David.
Sam, France

Nick of City of London - for you: Two boll weevils grew up in Cornwall. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind, drove a tractor and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.
Abby, London

What are they mining - cheesecake?
Stig, London

Whilst reading, it took me a full five seconds to realise that "They said it also contravened a 25-year-old law lords' decision" was not referring to a judgment made by a youngster.
Louise, London

Sikh girl wins bangle law battle, indeed. I see what you've done there...

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