In the story referring to the six "astronauts" undergoing a pretend trip to Mars, you refer to them as "three Russians, a Chinese, a Frenchman and an Italian". A Chinese? Shouldn't that be a Chinaman or is referring to someone as "a chinese" the correct way now?
Simon, Colchester, UK
Chris (Monday letters) I thought that "Ottoman Empire" was a large furniture retailer.
Lewis Graham, Hitchin
Re the non-existence of the Soviet Union since 1991 (Monday letters, ibid) which shows up in the British Citizenship test, there is also the minor detail of Rhodesia having not existed since 1980. Presumably the individual who filled the form in has yet to recognise the formation of Zimbabwe.
I read this article in the free Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten this morning. Is it true?
Does anyone else think that Guillermo del Toro looks like an older, beardy version of Elijah Wood's Frodo Baggins? Ironic, then, that he should be pulling *out* of the Hobbit movies.
Katherine, Canberra, Australia
Monitor note: He has something of the Peter Jackson about him too.