Regarding this. Call me a cynic, but there has also been a large drop in media reports over the past week.
Tom Webb, Surbiton, UK
A brand-specific case of nominative determinism here.
Dan, Croydon, UK
Re this. A real life version of the character from the classic song "The Lancashire toreador"
"To show how far a brave man can go, with the bull I dance the tango..."
Anyone remember that one ?
Andrew Nicholson, Milton Keynes
Re John Roaf's letter saying that Chinook is the name of a wind may be correct, but in fact the helicopter is named after an Indian tribe, as are all US Army helicopters- hence the Apache and Comanche.
As you'll be soon hosting some games in the near future, would you be able to tell me where the Olympic pools are? In Perth, Australia, there seems to be one on every street corner (private schools open to the public), yet in the UK, when I asked around I was told there were "about 3". One of which seemed to be restricted to a particular someone who doesn't look like she gets her hair wet that often (God bless yer, Ma'am). So where are they then?
While we're at it, could you also clarify the pronunciation of vice versa? I have heard it said Vicky Versa but there was no mention of a Vicky Squad in any old cop shows nor, as far as I know, does the US have a Vicky-President.
How do you pronounce 'finance'? More often you hear people on the BBC saying 'fin-ance' rather than fine-ance. Which is correct?
Houston (as in Texas) is constantly mispronounced as "Who-ston" rather than "Hew-ston". Surely announcers must have heard the phrase "Hew-ston, we have a problem"?
Linda Christiansen, Liverpool