How the chirping of grasshoppers can become the sound of silence over time | Letters

The grasshoppers may still be there, but we no longer hear them (Letters, May 17). Grasshoppers and crickets ‘sing’ at very high frequencies, and these can disappear with age. A few years ago, while camping, my kids complained about crickets keeping them up at night. “What crickets? ” I asked. “I don’t hear any crickets!” »
Carole Dunnett
Guilford, Surrey

Ironic that the government is railing against working from home (remote working is making the UK a more equal place – though Jacob Rees-Mogg may chuckle, May 15). Since Members usually go home on Thursday evenings and only attend Parliament for 30 weeks per yearperhaps they could give a better example.
Paul Collins
Sale, Cheshire

In your article on obtaining French citizenship by Stanley Johnson (, May 20), you helpfully offer a translation of the French word disuse, suggesting the English “disuse”. I wonder if that other good old English word “obsolete” would fit even better.
Mark O’Sullivan

Alasdair Donaldson asserts that “you don’t fatten a pig by weighing it” (Letters, May 20). I agree, but you can’t gauge fat increase without weighing it at regular intervals.
Ian Wishart
Chislehurst, London

While I agree with Lucy Mangan that “Wagatha Christie” is a clever invention (digested week, May 20), surely Marina Hyde’s “Wagnarok” (May 13) more accurately captures the epic nature of events?
Richard Munro

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