When will the BBC stop portraying engineers as people who work in factories. Most Engineers are qualified professionals often having to study and work longer than a doctor would to become chartered. There needs to be a distinction between technicians, mechanics, plumbers, handymen and Engineers.
Simon Lemin, Bristol
I was amazed to read today that schools will now be required to teach the slave trade as part of the History curriculum. Thanks DFES for this 'new' initiative. Or maybe you just haven't read your own national curriculum recently which states that KS3 pupils must be taught about "the development of trade, colonisation, industrialisation and technology, the British Empire and its impact on different people in Britain and overseas, pre-colonial civilisations, the nature and effects of the slave trade, and resistance and decolonisation." Yes, that's right, we're already doing it. Maybe your time would be better spent actually doing something about our schools rather than just appearing to be doing something.
I would be grateful if you could reinstate the welsh local online newspapers, on the Wales section. It is my only chance to keep up with what is happening in the deeper areas of Wales. Thanking you in anticipation. No need to publish this short note.
Joana da Silva, Telford
Re your story about the cancelled beauty pageant for nuns, Far be it from me to say that the Catholic Church is sexist, but there are pin-up calendars of priests on display in most souvenir shops in Rome - I didn't buy one. A photo of one can be viewed here.
Ann Cooper, Orpington, England
Even if airline staff could make an announcement as to what was happening in an emergency the lack of air in the cabin would prevent their voices from being heard anyway.
John Airey, Peterborough, UK
I see from your article on the Mattel v MGA case that Barbie and Ken are back together. Typical negativity of the BBC, you told us that they'd split up the day before Valetine's Day but never told us that they had got back together!
Darren Johnston, Manchester, United Kingdom
I saw Christmas Cards for sale today, in a well known card shop. Does that mean it is now the official time for me to start moaning about how Christmas comes earlier every year?
Michelle B, London
In reply to the letter from John (Wednesday's letters), the cow alignment article does state "Their study ruled out the possibility that the Sun position or wind direction were major influences on the orientation of the cattle" I would say "sorry for being a pedant" but this isn't really predantic, it's just reading the article in full!
Nich Hill, Portsmouth UK
Nominative determinism alive and well in the US - Shawn Robert Adolf a racist.
Dear Stephen (Wednesday's letters), since when did Huddersfield and Tottenham have two syllables? And did no-one else notice this? Call yourselves pedants?
Matt, London, UK
I'm so glad all these misheard song lyrics are coming out of the woodwork (Wednesday's letters). It makes me feel better about hearing Soup Stick Shoes rather than Substitute by The Who.
Re Mondegreens, has anyone mentioned Neil Diamond's song about the trendy vicar Reverend Blue-Jeans? It was many years before I realised that Diamond was singing "Forever in blue jeans"!
I suspect I've missed the boat on this, but it reminds me of a time at university when a (slightly annoying) male flatmate of mine spent a night dancing very enthusiastically to 'It's Raining Men'. The next morning he told us how much he liked the song 'It's Raining in Memphis'. We enjoyed putting him straight.
Emma Daw, Rockville, MD, USA
Talking about misheard lyrics, the classic "you got the love" by the source and candi stanton the line "I call up Master make me new" sounds quite vulgar. About doing something nude.
Adrian Salamon, whitehaven
Following the discussion about misheard lyrics, surely I'm not the only one to think that Police has a hit about Sue Lawley?
Simon Robinson, Birmingham, UK