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Irish Times letter writers respond to German ambassador. Note use of “wit”.

The letters are flying already. Madam, – In light of the comments made by the German ambassador to Ireland I have taken the time to draft the below letter as I realise the Taoiseach may well be busy this week: …

Tue, Sep 18, 2007, 09:55

   

The letters are flying already.

Madam, – In light of the comments made by the German ambassador to Ireland I have taken the time to draft the below letter as I realise the Taoiseach may well be busy this week:

“Dear Germany, Please find enclosed your ambassador. We will be happy to receive a replacement in due course. Kind wishes, Ireland.” – Yours, etc,

ALAN KENNEDY

Ho, ho, ho. Etc. Just why are letter writers to daily newspapers so unfunny? What gives them the idea that they’re actually Tom Sharpe, Twenty Major and Frank McNally rolled into one? Maybe it’s time the paper started publishing some of the comments we receive here on a daily basis? Some of them are funny, you know. OK, a few.

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