Can you claim expenses for attending a hearing about your expenses?
Nigel Macarthur, London, England
Has Paper Monitor been acquainted with Charlie Brooker's Newswipe on BBC Four? I'd imagine they'd get on like a house on fire. (They'd make Brass Eye a bit jealous though).
Mohin Miah, London
I note with interest that research suggests women's shopping sprees are linked to the time of the month - presumably, the minute the previous month's credit card bill arrives.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales
This phenomenon isn't confined to women, you know. I myself have a monthly event that subconsciously influences my shopping patterns, only I call it "payday".
Edward Green, London, UK
Stuart is correct about long-tailed-tits and the name "bumbarrels" (Monday letters) - and the Latin name is almost as evocative. I have been wondering over the weekend whether the stress is on the "bum" or on the "rel". Can anyone put me out of my misery?
Alice of Worcestershire (Wednesday's letters): Surely it's Woostershuh? At least, that's how I always pronounced it, but in an Italian shop I have to ask for "Perrin's", otherwise I get blank stares...
Geoffrey, Rome, Italy
Re Security experts eye worm attack: All noun headline alert!
Jack (Friday and Monday letters): Nominative determinism. Haven't we had this conversation before in the Monitor? Google reports 211 references to the phrase on the BBC website - 212 now.
David, Bagshot, UK