Interesting comment by Harman. If women should be guaranteed a position of leadership in the Labour Party, why not those of an ethnic background, disabled people, religious minorities or even a member of the working class. I think women are just as capable as men - that's why I think Harman is wrong. The Tories didn't have such a policy yet Thatcher rose to the heights of power. Likewise Obama's election shows merit is the best way to judge people.
With regard to your guide to pronouncing "Economics", I'm pretty sure at school we had "Home Eck" lessons and not "Home Eek" - unlike the other 62% apparently!
Gareth Harrison, Manchester
Interesting discussion about how to say the word "economics", but without relating it to the pronunciation of "economy"; no-one, as far as I am aware, pronounces that word as "eck-on-uh-mee".
Roy Fletcher, Slough
My general rule is: "eh" - if followed immediately by more than one consonant, otherwise - "ee". Easy but not exceptionally exact
RJ Pinion, Tring
How do you pronounce Asperger, as in Asperger's syndrome? The majority seem to pronounce it with a soft 'g', the same as the liturgical verb, to rhyme with verger. But as it is a German name, shouldn't it have a hard 'g', to rhyme with burger?
Alistair Littlewood, Edwinstowe, Notts
Occasionally one hears the word CHINOOK pronounced correctly when referring to the helicopter, but usually it is said, by BBC announcers and by politicians, CHIN (ch- as in chair) and -OOK as in spook. As someone who comes from Western North America, as does the word, and the helicopter, be assured the pronunciation is CHIN- as in shin, and -NOOK as in took. It would be wonderful to hear it pronounced correctly as it is a soft word, the name of a wind.
John Roaf, Chichester, UK
Haven't heard much mispronunciation of C difficile lately. I can understand why people who know some French get it wrong, but surely the BBC should set an example. I don't claim to be an expert on Latin, but I believe it should be pronounced DIFF-IKKY-LAY. What do you think?
David Beale, Washington, Tyne & Wear
Do something about the pronunciation of "financial". The first syllable should be pronounced "fine" not "fin". Even though he is a legend - I want you to get Paxo to say it properly.
Charlie F, London
Mr Volante? In a plane? Might this be our first recorded case of multilingual nominative determinism?
Aimee, Thurso, Scotland
Re: Emmy's letter (Letters, Tuesday) Neither the Daleks or the Cybermen are robots; Daleks are mutant Kaleds within a shell that allows them to move and "exterminate" and Cybermen are cyborgs, that is people augmented with technology. I'd get my brown trench coat if it hadn't been stolen.
Chris Clarke, Grenoble, France
How did Stuart of Lancashire (Letters, Tuesday) miss the opportunity to comment on a clear case of nominative determinism and instead merely comment on the lack of a decent photograph.
"When 11 litres of supermarket cider costs less than the price of a Harry Potter ticket, it's no wonder they think alcohol is better value for money" (same story as above). Surely it's more of a slur on the ridiculous overpricing of a cinema ticket rather than the drinking habits of young adults.
One suspects that the impact would have been lessened even more had the driver filming the horse also slowed down and stopped chasing them down a road.
Owain Williams, Regensburg
With the fall in the Sats results, does the Schools Minister really think that asking "some hard questions" is going to help?
Tom Hartland, Derby
So if Benson was the "People's Fish" will Elton be at the funeral?
"Goodbye England's Roe...."