Regarding this story: any more non-news you'd like to share with us? Man doesn't bite dog? Freddie Starr didn't eat my hamster?
Dave Morris, London
Bob (Tuesday's letters), you've heard of William Tell haven't you? He wasn't British, and yet we recognise the splitting an apple on somebody's head motif instantly.
Basil (Tuesday's letters), I also love the idea of a "media whirlwind of...Pebble Mill, Nationwide and Tiswas" Woo hoo, let the good times roll!
No, Christopher Eio (Tuesday's letters), I beg to differ: I think you are showing your extremely young age by suggesting that talking about the 5th form is anything other than perfectly normal.
Adam, London, UK
Paper Monitor's science teacher may well have reinforced the importance of knowing about osmosis, but was apparently less successful at imparting the crucial knowledge of what it actually is. Osmosis specifically refers to the diffusion of water across a semi-permeable membrane. Passive movement of anything else (including unwanted information) is just diffusion.
I'll get my coat.