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18:05 UK time, Thursday, 28 October 2010

As nobody seems willing to reply to Alex Kersting (Friday letters) I'll make the sacrifice. Nominative determinism is the phenomenon that many people's career paths seems to be determined by his or her name. My personal favourite is Dr IC Notting, who happens to be a eye doctor in The Hague (Netherlands).
Alex, London

Re a quote in this story "Take one female cat over a seven-year period. If all the kittens survived and bred, she would be responsible for 21,000 cats - they are such prolific breeders you can see how important it is to neuter," says Ms Hammond. Surely, you'd need a male cat as well?
Nickoli, Stoke-on-Trent, England

There've been some great, pun-tastic headlines on the BBC News website recently, but the 'Also in the news' one this morning about James Bond's car ('From Rush-Hour With Love) is genius.
Sue, London

As we put our timepieces back this weekend,I remember when at 11 years old I was taken to Parliament Square to watch Big Ben clocks being 'put back'.At 2am the hour and minute hands started moving forward 11 hours to 1am.To an eleven year old it was fascinating plus there were many adults also watching. So can I claim I saw time fly? Mind you several decades later it, time, seems to be flying faster than I wish of its own accord
Tim McMahon, Pennar/Wales

I noticed a story on the Magazine homepage today called 'av a word, and momentarily became extremely excited about how the advent of the word "av" could enhance my future scrabble games. Alas though my enthusiasm was curbed upon reading the story, and ascertaining that "av" remains firmly in the "not a word" camp. How disappointing.
Kat Gregg, Coventry

Re News Magazine - Keith Richards love of books. Sorry to be pedantic but the Dewey Decimal system is used to classify books, not catalogue them. I would hope that a journalist knows the difference.
Susanah Farmer, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

In the Magazine's "Who, What, Why" series is an article entitled How is Keith Richards still alive? [see link above]. "How" is clearly none of the aforementioned question words. So, who decided this was acceptable, what were they thinking, why didn't an editor intervene, and how am I supposed to concentrate on the article's content?
Warren, Bristol

Ooh, I almost forgot. Imagine my excitement at opening my Saturday Guardian and finding a nice big photo of Drunk Girl. Great to see she is still doing the rounds.
JoeA, London

Erm... does anyone have any idea what happened to Poppy Watch?
Callum, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Monitor: Paper Monitor has advised that a new season of Poppy Watch, in which the relative sizes of the newspapers' front page poppies is analysed with laser-equipped calipers, will begin next week.

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