Ongoing problem

 

Madam, – Bill Sheeran (February 24th) says “ongoing” is not a new expression – but that doesn’t render it less ugly. Furthermore, at least one third of the “continuing” and half the “ongoing” in your news pages on February 18th could have been deleted without harming the meaning or clarity. I could continue, but I cannot ongo. – Yours, etc,

PATRICK KINSELLA,

School of Communications,

Dublin City University,

Glasnevin,

Dublin 9.