The language police

 

Sir, – Since when has the first vowel in the word “police” been deemed to be silent? There hardly remains a single commentator on radio or television who has not submitted to the epidemic of “p’lice authority” this and “p’lice independence” that.

P’lice, desist! – Yours, etc,

MICHAEL CURRAN,

Dungarvan,

Co Waterford.