My main issue with Thought for the Day is that I only tend to hear it when I've left the house about 4am, and after World Service and earlier programmes this is the first programme of the day that makes my eyes glaze over and my head start nodding such that I don't feel it should be broadcast when anyone is driving on safety grounds. But perhaps that's just me.
Ed, Clacton, UK
Are those who give reflections as part of the Thought For The Day usually subject to "rigorous questioning" or are the NSS just being Grinches? Merry Christmas and/or happy holidays, my fellow Monitorites. :D
Nadja, Bostonian in Moscow, Russia
Am I alone in thinking the BBC is being just a teensey-weensey bit subversive? Front page, bottom LH corner, perma-link to quite an expensive wedding of the twenty-something children of two millionaires and all associated gossip, while right next door: university cuts. I had thought I was being a conspiracy theorist, but it's been like that for days now.
Fee Lock, Hastings, East Sussex
Bas (Thursdays letters), might I suggest spare-pen-dipity for the first situation and sync-wrong-icity for the second.
Thank you and goodnight.
Bas, London - given what happenes when you use predictive text, I would call that a "smirnoff" moment.
Dear Monitor, I know that's an 'advert' but really, try it out and see what alcohol does to you!
Caroline Brown, Rochester, UK
Bas: I can't come up with a flexicon I'm afraid, but I can tell you that my ex-landlord has long, white hair, an equally long white beard and wears slightly hippyish, robe-like clothing, and my phone insists that his surname (Ind) is actually God. I was a bit scared the first time it happened.
Regarding predictive text mistakes, You may be interested in this blog post by an acquaintance of mine
Dear MM, For those of us fortunate enough to be working next week, how about a bumper Christmas sack of interactove daily entertainment to keep us going? (Not just quizzes, Greg doesnt like them)
Help! Is it too late for the sprouts? Or do I give up and start them now for next year?
I've just watched part 3 of 'The Nativity' on BBC1. Everyone involved in its production deserves to be congratulated. It's very well told and great to watch. Happy Christmas.
Ben, London SW17
No caption competition for two weeks! I am hoping you get a delivery of fresh kudos soon.