Give me a Break!
It's a strange compulsive masochism that makes some viewers watch programmes with the sole intent of finding minutiae of errors. I look forward to the Channel 4 drama Indian Summers appearing on our screens accompanied by cries of ‘You would never see the Lesser Spotted Shrimp fly in Shimla in December.’
James Bishop, Rossshire, in The Sunday Telegraph
Tell Me Why
Why does so much arm-waving go on while people talk to the TV camera? Is it necessary to convey the message like a tick-tack man?
Terene Jenkins, Surrey, in The Daily Telegraph
What a pity the selection of old ads on the new Bovril labels doesn’t include the splendid one of the Pope, mug in hand, under the superscription 'The Two Infallible Powers, The Pope & Bovril'? It appeared in 1890, 20 years after the First Vatican Council defined papal infallibility.
Richard Lawrence, London, in The Guardian