‘Hammer chewer’ mistakes to make

I read your piece on mispronunciations with interest (Pass notes, 23 June), but it turned out to be something of a damp squid.
Richard Percy
Wigan, Lancashire

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.
David Beake
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.
Linda Weir
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.
Helen Esplin
Coalway, Gloucestershire

Do the letters (23 June) detailing the exploits of the elderly remind anyone else of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch?
Bill Britnell (72)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Re the photograph captioned: “Thermometer makers go on strike in Cumbria in 1972” (Eyewitness, 24 June). Had things boiled over, or become icy?
Edward McReynolds
Yateley, Hampshire