To HB, London (Thursday's letters), I expect it was something along the lines of, "Abu Qatada? Is that like some kinduv cocktail? Classy!"
Fi, Gloucestershire, UK
People in Tickton have lost their phone and internet service due to cable theft.
Ticked off, more like.
David Richerby, Liverpool, UK
"Cameron and Sarkozy praise ties." Length? Style? Colour? Knot? We must be told!
Paul (Wednesday letters), choristers, opera singers and a capella singers enunciate the beginnings and endings of words for clarity, and emphasise the internal vowels for rounded sound which projects. Whitney Houston singing "luv" instead of "l-l-u-u-v-v" makes it a shorter sound (and it's obvious what the verb will be) so she could spend more seconds on the "I" and the "you". Like her stuff or loathe it, she had an exceptional voice and made a pretty much seamless transfer from gospel singing to R&B and pop.
Fee Lock, Hastings, East Sussex
Is there a word for that sense of urgency one feels when one has a witticism to share on the letters page and is concerned that if one doesn't get down to it right away one may not be the first to make said witticism, and therefore one may not have one's letter published?
Joe, Rustington, UK