The power of speech in Ambridge

<span>Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian</span>
Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

Fear not, George Grundy in fact said “back off” not “buck off” (or anything worse) in last Friday’s episode of The Archers (Letters, 23 August).
Jeremy Howe
Editor, The Archers

What’s Going On seems a strange song to choose as the best to have sex to (‘Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath blew my mind’: Robert Patrick’s honest playlist, 29 August). Did Robert Patrick mean Let’s Get It On?
Michael Cunningham

• I’ve just finished reading Helen Dunmore’s fine book Siege, about a family surviving the Leningrad siege that began in 1941. Full of useful tips for the winter ahead.
Dr Nigel Morgan
Faversham, Kent

• Your editorial (28 August) describes blackberries as “a late August treat”. Not in the north-east, where I grew up. We had to wait until the late October half-term holiday, which was always known as blackberry week.
Wyn Jeffery

• Naming storms trivialises them (Brace yourself for Daisy: Met Office reveals list of storm names for 2022-23, 1 September). We should enumerate them, if only so that we become aware of their frequency.
Michael Heaton
Warminster, Wiltshire

• I had great pleasure in demonstrating to my grandchildren the making of a quill pen with a Victorian penknife and a goose feather (Letters, 31 August).
William Heffer

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