I'm getting a sense of deja vu...
1. This story
2. And this story
3. And this story
Lee , Birmingham
How appropriate, Twitter caught by a worm...
Continuing the occasional theme of headlines so good that the stories can only disappoint, I would like to nominate Thieving dwarves cause supernovae.
Ozzie Becca, Queensland, Australia.
All this talk of who's got the largest democracy is confusing me. If America isn't the biggest democracy or even biggest nuclear democracy, why is the US President referred to as Leader of the Free World?
Alan Addison, Glasgow (Thursday letters): "If we are going by population (to define the largest democracy) then it is China". Ever the optimist, eh?
Martin, Bristol, UK
With all respect to Procol Harum, they have a long way yet to go before they become the most durable hit of all time. A Whiter Shade of Pale was written in 1967, so it is now 42 years old. The greatest hit of all time, L'Homme Arme, was written by Guillaume Dufay in 1435, and sampled as the theme for over 70 hit masses ever since, nearly 600 years: the last take was in 2003.
To be fair, Rob (Monday letters), we've had the CCTV cameras in Manchester for several years as well.
Kirk Northrop, Manchester, UK
To Jude and Mark Williams, both from Down Under (Monday letters), I think you will sympathise with the last sentence of High-speed sex costly in Norway.
Re High-speed sex costly in Norway story, did anyone else find something suspect about the line "After filming the exploit for evidence, they pulled them over at a rest area."
Snakecitygirl, New Windsor, NY (Monday letters), I've just tried your standard signal and, short of dislocating my wrists, I'm sure that whatever I was trying to stop would have happened or run me over... I think a flat hand, palm outwards accompanied by a very loud "STOOOOOOOOOOP!" works quite well.
J Paul Murdock, Wall Heath, UK
Why do you let people like Mr Heath-Renn (Monday letters) ruin our headline spotting fun? (PS. Does this count as an all-noun headline?)
Helen (Thursday letters), the print and online editions of the OED gives pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Since you have access to search engines, you should be able to find out all about it and pronounce to your heart's content.
David Richerby, Leeds, UK