The Most Popular Now info at the bottom of the homepage tells you things like "Traffic is 7% above normal" or "Traffic is 5% below normal". But it never tells us what normal is!
"Snake diet find aids anti-venom" All-noun headline of the day?
Gareth, Carrickfergus, county Antrim
Re the Who is Older quizzes, I always pick 'same age' assuming that MM plays fair and that one in three will actually be same age. I should know better by now shouldn't I?
Vicky, East London
Kites? Kites?? My one chance to get 7/7 on the Easter Quiz, and you make the last question about kites? I am going to sulk in the corner for the rest of Passion week.
Andrew Bell, Leicester
I scored five out of seven in the Easter quiz - I correctly answered the first five questions which were based on religion, but slipped up with the cultural, overseas, questions. Which is great, considering I'm Jewish. Happy Passover everyone ! :-)
In the coverage of the Indian elections the country is descibed as "the world's largest democracy" - surely this accolade in fact belongs to Canada?
Re: 'Nosegay' ready for big day "She has one of the world's oddest job titles and is employed for just one day each year." So, let me get this straight, on one day of the year she is a florist, and for the rest of the year she is a florist. In my book that makes her a florist... and I can't see anything 'odd' about it at all. May I posit an alternate headline... 'Florist provides flowers for occasion'.
Dear Mick-from-Crawley (Letters, Tues), according to Debretts, "Ma'am" rhymes with "Pam" not "palm"... I'll get my coat.
I wonder how those people who have access to the magazine DON'T have access to *insert search engine here*. One person makes a mistake, another pedant corrects it. A third tries to suggest the original is correct. Hey ho. Let the games continue. I am disappointed not to find the Ma'am answer on www.royal.gov.uk and think that the BBC should use their journalistic network to make it so. In the meantime, having discovered that the OED online seems to be missing pronunciation guides and thus leaving me lacking proof from an unequivocal source, I leave you with this thought:
"Wham, bam, thank you ma'am......"
Happy easter to you my darling. I hope you are keeping well and working hard. I am a little concerned as to your health when I noticed that you had not published any letters on your interwebby thing today. I do hope you haven't got a nasty virus like young Alex. Perhaps you've got hayfever again. I remember we used to have such a job with you playing in the wheat fields as a child. You'd sneeze a hundred times a day.
I hope you are coming to visit your Auntie Vera and Alex over Easter, I have your Easter egg here and I'm baking your favourite Easter Lemon Bakewells.
Love Auntie Vera
Auntie Vera Gibb, Bristol, UK
Monitor Note: Apologies for the lack of letters on Wednesday, which was due to staffing difficulties.