I read your piece on mispronunciations with interest (Pass notes, 23 June), but it turned out to be something of a damp squid.
An editor on the radio station where I worked years ago rang me to ask if the actors in the play I had just reported on had broken all their teeth. “You said they were hammer chewers,” he explained. “It is “amma-ter.” I have said “amateur” that way ever since.
Budock Water, Cornwall
Is it my age? Sirin Kale’s article about memes and non-fungible tokens may as well have been written in Babylonian script for all I understood it (NFTs and me: meet the people trying to sell their memes for millions, 23 June.
Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire
Never mind the suspect tuna at Subway (Report, 22 June), I had a pizza in Bristol where mushrooms were shaped to resemble anchovies. When I pointed this out, the owner brought out a plate of them and I was obliged to eat them as he stood by.
Do the letters (23 June) detailing the exploits of the elderly remind anyone else of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch?
Bill Britnell (72)
Re the photograph captioned: “Thermometer makers go on strike in Cumbria in 1972” (Eyewitness, 24 June). Had things boiled over, or become icy?