In reply to Jackie Thompson's query about the word "random", my dictionary says that random means "occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern". I suspect that many women might agree with Jackie Thompson's niece that this applies nicely to most husbands.
James Carter, Manningtree, UK
As a 17-year-old I can confirm that 'random' can mean anything. It's not good or bad it's just what it says- random! May I add that I do use this word and my parents are just as confused!
Charlie, East Sussex
Dave Dee asked for a flexicon for that worrying condition where you distinctly remember NOT being drunk, but nothing else? Might I suggest, Shamnesia?
Silas, London, UK
Candace, New Jersey, US
S Murray, Chester, UK
Nick Jones, Dorking, UK
Innsomnia? Also, considering the Southwark road name, Crucifiction?
Ian, Horsham, England
Regarding the Daily Mini-Quiz's question about what HD-DVD stands for, apparently only the BBC were confused. It stands for both High Definition and High Density DVD. Over 98% of people have correctly got it so far.
Interesting and thoughtful article about the team on Beachy Head trying to stop suicides, but I couldn't help smiling at the second paragraph, "...2006 has seen a dramatic fall in the number of deaths..." The temptation to say "plummetted" or "taken a nose dive" or "dropped rapidly" must have been almost overwhelming. The restraint of the writer is admirable.
Nigel, Edmonton, Canada
Does anyone else spot a flaw in Godwin's law, as described in how to argue. "The greater the length of an internet discussion, the higher the chances of a comparison involving Hitler or the Nazis." This reminds me of the million monkeys with a million typewriters writing Shakespeare theory. I propose MM's law - "the greater the length of an internet discussion, the higher the chances of a comparison involving the Magazine Monitor, or cabbage, or Marmite Christmas cards, or...!"