A Hard Lesson in Advertising Etiquette | Letters

In response to Catherine King’s letter (January 19), At my high school in the 1970s, a couple of friends and I made the mistake of going for a pint at lunchtime in a busy nearby pub by two of our teachers. Afterwards, I was slammed against the wall by my geography teacher and told unequivocally that while he had no objection to students drinking during the school day, he would rather it not happen. in his premises. It was then.
John Rushton
Weir Bridge, Renfrewshire

I was a student teacher in Leicestershire in 1985-86 and during my school work placement went to the pub with colleagues every day. I don’t know if the deputy head knew about it.
Dennis Lane
Johannesburg, South Africa

Your article on more men opting for vasectomy (January 12) and your letters (January 14) refer to young “childless” men. While that might be technically correct, I still feel the term has a negative, sympathetic feel to it. I prefer the term “childless”, which suggests that it is a positive choice not to have children.
Jacky Creswick
Chester

Dick Tuckey (Letters, January 19) is right: why should “big dogs” be put down? And while the big dogs are in the spotlight, the big cats are having a blast.
Mike Eggenton
Firbeck, South Yorkshire

Six other letters that tore the country apart: Tories (Letters, January 19).
Bob Epton
Brigg, Lincolnshire

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