Why is the 7 days 7 questions quiz no longer interactive? It is very boring, and harder to match up the answers to the questions when you're done.
Anne Wolfe, Henley on Thames
Monitor note to Wolfe: We have indeed got new quiz software to make 7 days 7 questions technically accessible to more people. It's possible that some readers with older versions of Flash saw an uninteractive "text only" version but we hope this won't happen again next week.
I scored six on today's quiz. Please supply an alternative quiz on which I will be able to score my usual two or three.
Rob Foreman, London, UK
What on earth would a deity be doing reading a newspaper (Hindu gods get summons from court) tells how a judge has placed adverts in newspapers asking the gods to "appear before the court personally" to help settle a property dispute). Surely the point of a deity is that they already know everything so would not need to find it out from the local rag.
Colin Main, Berkhamsted, UK
How do you correctly pronounce "nuclear"? I know George Bush gets it very wrong - but what is the RP way to say it?
Richard Bunning, Tiverton, Devon
As I read today's random stat I thought "stable", then, thinking it may well have been a trick question, I thought "manger". Would I have been among the 27% although I know perfectly well that it was in Bethlehem?
Hazel Love, Brighton, England
Why are shoppers so shocked that they have bought real fur instead of fake - if you don't like fur, why would you want to buy something that resembles it? It's like vegetarians who eat fake sausages and burgers. I don't like strawberries, but I don't stick pips on raspberries and pretend they're strawberries instead. I just don't understand the thinking here... Should I be getting my (fur) coat?
Rebecca H, Sunny Hastings by Sea
Re Babyshambles fan sings with band: So what exactly is the point of Pete Doherty?
Stoo, Lancashire, UK
So, Punorama and Caption Comp were very naughty last night? Clearly it's time to give them both a job.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales
While reading of Paper Monitor's night of debauchery, my eye strayed right to the subliminally concealed Monitor Features. I have to say I am surprised anyone turned up to the Christmas party, what with not having seen Punorama or Caption Comp since 19 July; Housekeeping since 30 October; How to Say since 26 September; or LBQ since 17 August. I suspect they will all turn up in Panama soon enough.
Dylan, Reading, UK
Paper Monitor identity hint #317: it takes the Victoria line to work. I was similarly stranded by delinquent alarm-pullers this morning - maybe on the same train. Maybe I was even in the same carriage. Maybe it was Paper Monitor's armpit right next to my face...
Rich Thomas, London
Paper Monitor asks which TV character talked of "electrickery". Your reference to Catweazle, played brilliantly by Geoffrey Bayldon in the early 70s, suggests someone in their mid-40s. Familiarity with Dubonnet clearly indicates you are also a girl. Have I blown your cover? Are you Anthea Turner?
I still use the word "electrickery" to this day, and I've never met anyone else who remembers it.
Alan, Chelmsford, UK
We still refer to the Telling Bone ringing in our house. Catweazle was a children's programme aired in the early 70s - does this give us an insight into Paper Monitor's age.......?
No! Please, Paper Monitor, don't use the awful "sat" to tell us you were "sitting on a stalled public transport vehicle". Next you'll be telling us you were "stood" somewhere putting unnecessary brackets around Ann Treneman's goddess-like status.
Lisa (Thursday letters), to allow a cat to "go" outside should not cause mess for others to clean up as - unlike dogs (man's best friend) a cat will make every effort to go somewhere discreetly and then cover its mess. Somewhat more dignified than a large number of binge drinkers on a Friday and Saturday night I imagine.
Lisa is clearly not a cat owner, as cats meticulously go in a hole that they both dig and fill in. So it's total eco-friendly as excrement in soil is hugely effective fertiliser.
Matthew Burton, London
Diane from Sutton (Thursday letters), you may have just initiated a tidal wave of pedantry with that letter of yours. Pedants with nothing better to do will point out that somewhere in the world, it's Christmas for 48 hours, thanks to different time zones. The cloakroom will be jam-packed. What have you done, Diane, what have you done?
Peter Clarkson, Lerwick, UK
Diana, what you have to take into account is the different time zone, so while it's still Christmas Eve in San Francisco, they're already lighting the BBQs in Sydney. He actually has 40 hours, 34 millionths of a second. I'll get my Christmas hat...
Christian Haythorn, Manchester
I'll get my goat.
(It seems this letter was vandalised by Punorama and Caption Comp on their rampage last night.)
Nicky Stu, Highgate, London