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15:34 UK time, Wednesday, 20 July 2011

So apparently "Medieval suits of armour were so exhausting to wear that they could have affected the outcomes of famous battles". And there I was thinking they were just a bit of light-hearted battlefield fashion.
Sam, London, UK

Re: Wendi's skill at slapping down an assailant (Paper Monitor). I wouldn't call it skill, more like Basic Instinct and plenty of rehearsal, must happen a lot.
Wendy Crossley @BBC News Magazine

Julie Marrs (Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples), "gotten" is in fact an old English word (still used in the phrase "ill gotten gains"). Like "fall" instead of "autumn", it went to America and then the English word subsequently changed. Can't really criticise the Americans for that.
Andy, UK

Regarding number 29 in (Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples). Of all the phrases which I could use when talking with American colleagues, saying something would be ready in a fortnight instead of two weeks was the best. Most were completely dumbfounded by a word, which is used often to describe two weeks. So I endeavoured to make sure my schedules were generally 10 working day periods.
Dave Stead @BBC News Magazine

Mr Clarkson had claimed he would "resign in a heartbeat" if he was asked to move to the city. Go on then, ask him. Please.
Paul, Ipswich

One of my colleagues was in the British forces and suffers from tinnitus. In the interests of medical science, I'd be happy to hold a giant magnet to his head to find out what happens.
Anita, Poole, Dorset

Anon (Tuesdays letters), much as i admire your modesty, would you mind if i took the kudos for getting a letter published on your behalf?
Ed, Wakefield

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