Re: Ringo Star's comments that he won't be signing any more autographs for his fans as he is "too busy". I have never asked anyone for an autograph and am not the type to usually post comments however this has made me really angry. I say we all stop buying his records, DVDs, whatever, and see how busy he is when the money stops coming in. It is appalling to treat your fans in this way.
Caroline Dalton, Belper, Derbyshire
Regarding Monday's Quote Of The Day, I agree that the image of the grim reaper does indeed convey the wrong image to the travelling public. Might I suggest an amended section. Something far more appropriate would be a series of commuters wearing iPods, pushing and shoving each other on an overcrowded platform.
I notice that many of the list of 50 favourite words are there because people are amused that they would never be used commonly. Surely the best words are those that are used commonly. Like my housemate says: just say the word booth over and over, slowly. Luxuriate in its deliciousness as it rolls around your mouth - gorgeous!
Tom Hawkey, Nottingham, UK
I'd like to nominate a word to be rid of: whilst. Can anyone tell me the difference between whilst and while? I only ever see whilst used when people want to appear better educated than they perhaps are. Did Nero fiddle whilst Rome burned? Do Yorkshiremen stay somewhere whilst teatime? Help!
Your icon next to GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS (top right on News Front Page) on first glance looked like a finance graph with a typical red illustration of our descent into madness. I couldn't for the like of me work out what the grey was until I realised it was an earth and therefore the red lines weren't really a graph at all and actually the icon wasn't as clever as I thought it was. What is it exactly?
I would like to point out an interesting fact. Currently Mattel, the maker of toy cars, has a higher market capitalisation (value) at $5.1bn than Ford Motors at $4.7bn. Has someone been putting toys into our Credit Crunch Cereals?
Looking at websites, I think Iceland (Foods) has an annual turnover of £1,600 million. Seeing as company value is often calculated as three times the annual turnover, is Iceland (Foods) now worth more than Iceland (Nation State)?
Sarah Dalrymple, Blyth, Northumberland
Did I really hear Stephen Fry state that free speech in the USA is protected by the Fourth Amendment (Stephen Fry in America)? Surely it's Quite Interesting to point out that he should have cited the First Amendment?
Gordon Johnston, Glasgow
Jamie (Letters, Friday), I already have that tattoo, though I wear it on another part of my anatomy. You all have filthy minds! It's between my shoulders. However, he has a point, gaydar doesn't work - how do you explain Johnny Depp?
Angel, Coventry, UK
Ninth cousin twice removed (10 Things)? Isn't just about every one in the country related to Princess Diana (and everyone else) at this level of remoteness?
David Roberts, Nantwich
Having left Britain rather hurriedly many eons ago to settle in a green and pleasant land almost in sight, the discovery this morning of the Magazine Monitor at bbc.co.uk is a revelation. No need to buy any more newspapers and create more waste for the planet to dispose of. All human life (and even some subhuman) is there. Magazine Monitor rocks, whatever that means.
Robin Piggott, Limerick, Ireland
Johan (Letters, Friday) might be interested to know that skin-to-skin contact for newborn babies is recognised for its beneficial effects in many countries, including the Netherlands as well as the UK.
Kirsty, Tranent, Scotland