You know, I'm pretty certain that is exactly what satisfactory means. Perhaps Sir Alan (no relation?) needs to take an English class or two?
Tyler from Oxford (Tuesday letters): sorry to spoil it but "reject" is the verb there... The BBC, august organisation that it is, doesn't go in for verb-less headlines like the Sun or the Daily Mail very much. A Sun headline such as "Vicar in bed shame saga" would no doubt be rendered as "Local vicar discovered in 'shaming bed tryst'"...
Mark, Reading, UK
This is rather confusing - does the word Amazonian refer to the where the ants live or their lifestyle or both?
Ray, Turku, Finland
"The choice of the US presidential pooch had been a pet topic for the nation's press". Oh, very good.
Rick P, Oxford, UK
Potential quote of the day?: "It very quickly dawned on me that they were actually a bunch of massive chavs."
Adrian, Sheffield, UK
To Ian, Redditch (Tuesday letters): The US President is referred to as Leader of the Free World in the same way as the US v Canada knockabout is called the World Series.