Walking the kids to school, I was amusing myself reading the messages written in the frost on cars (no snow down here sadly) until I came across "clean my", followed shortly by "clean my yo". It seems they were interrupted before finishing, any suggestions for what they could have meant?
Andrew Fermor, Deal, Kent
Chris Clarke (Your Letters, Tuesday's) - it doesn't matter what you write as long as you don't send a photo of your handiwork for inclusion in this collection.
It makes me so angry to read this story and see the sign "School closed due to snow". As all good grammar pedants know, it should be "School closed owing to snow".
Adam, London, UK
I have never seen white sherbet (Paper Monitor, Wednesday), but I have seen other shades: pinks, green, yellow & orange. I guess here in the States we only get the colored (sic) sherbet. Lime sherbet is typically coloured a lovely shade of lime green, which is what I imagine sherbet-green would be. Raspberry sherbet is a deep pink, while strawberry is a lighter shade. Orange sherbet is, well, orange; lemon is yellow. I have also seen red sherbet, it was Cheerwine flavored (sic) - which, if you have not heard of is a cherry cola from North Carolina. Hope this was helpful!
Catlin, Brevard, North Carolina, USA
Re ("Peggy Sue got where?")According to the show Quantum Leap, when Sam met a young Buddy Holly the "original" words to Peggy Sue was Piggy Sueeee! (Hog Calling).
Colin Bartlett, Oxford
Another topical case of nominative determinism spotted on the BBC news last night... The head of Streetscene Services in East Riding, Yorkshire who was discussing the current shortage of grit was amusingly called John Skidmore. Let's hope that's not a prediction!
Fi, Gloucestershire, UK
Only four letters published yesterday (Your Letters, Wednesday)? Is this another crunch creep? Or perhaps everyone's flair for witty comment has been taken up working out what to write in pristine snow, and there's none left for the letters page?
David Price, Caldicot,
In the story about the "quantification" of intelligent alien life, if by "likelihood" one means "probability" how could it be a million to less than one? Surely then it would be zero (impossible) to one (certain). If, however, that was the number of intelligent life forms, then no, I suppose humans don't count for the "less than one" scenario.
JD, Philadelphia, PA
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your afternoon update today PM (Paper Monitor, Wednesday). I've just recently ordered a copy of the Day of the Triffids BBC series on DVD and now thanks to your tip-off it looks like I can get the book on which it's based for the price of today's The Times. Hurrah!
CS, Manchester, England
Jinja (Your Letters, Wednesday), I suspect the reason that your suggestion wasn't used as quote of the day is because it's almost impossible to say. Having tripped and stumbled over "seized seeds", you are then confronted with mon's maney belt, sorry, man's money belt. I'll get my throat.
Simon Robinson, Birmingham, UK
Re "Largest snake was 'size of bus'" Yay, yet another measurement to join the ranks of Olympic swimming pools and London buses.
Phil, Angus, Scotland
So that would be a bendy bus, would it?
To Sera (Your Letters, Wednesday): yes, you would have to flip the flag - this is what "upside down" means. As there is no way for the other short edge to be attached to the flag pole, how did you expect rotating it to help?
Is it upside down or back to front flag question need not be raised - since the flag IS upside down and needs to be flipped away (or towards) the observer so the broad white stripe is next to the roundel on top of the spike. Of course, if the St George's flag had been used, none of this would have happened.
Martin Payne, London Uk