Nice article on dubbing vs subtitles. So what I want to know now is whether Sandra Bullock, fluent in German thanks to a German-speaking American father and a German mother, has ever 'dubbed herself' in the German version of one of her films...
James Reid, Stockport
Your article on dubbing reminded me of possibly the funniest example I've ever heard, which is the voice used for Jeremy Clarkson in the Russian dubbing of Top Gear - he practically growls he's trying so hard to sound like a "real man" (a common Russian phrase).
Gregory Pearson, Oxford
Thursday and no letters again. I wonder who is having a holiday and calling it a strike this time.
Malcolm, Wrexham, Wales
Re: those that believe their "difficult" Anglo-sounding name deserve some form of particular recognition. Compare these experiences with others that do not share the same luxury option to shorten theirs to a friendly Ben or Kate/Katie/Katy etc. And the difference is..?
R.G, Watford, Herts
On the subject of mispronouncing names, i was asked my name in a well known coffee shop (which has put me off going for life), and was surprised when they wrote 'Michael' on the cup! Not only very wrong, but totally pointless as i was the only one in the shop!
Tax dodgers named on HMRC list. Phew! All 9 of them! The country really is in trouble.
Graham, Hayle, Cornwall
Re: Thursday's Quote of the Day, nice to see Prince Philip back on form.
Re: Puns for Prince Harry's new love interest. Your love keeps lifting me, Sire.
Candace, New Jersey, US
You asked for it. Had Prince Harry borrowed a tray from his hotel and slid down the piste on it alongside his gal, falling off along the way, the headline would surely have read, 'Trayless and Cressida'. I expect an equally-contrived headline from the reptiles within the next month.
Phil Warne, Nelson, NZ
Just so long as they don't make a habit out of it.
So 1 in 50 Britons has a double-barrelled name? How many of these are a result of (gasp! )births out of wedlock, and the child is registered with both parents' surnames?Ruaraidh Gillies, Wirral