Here endeth the lesson

 

Sir, – The great elder McNally, in quoting from the Stylebook of Leviticus (An Irishman’s Diary, February 27th), hath made a great omission. He chastiseth not those adopting the latest linguistic variant of concern. I speak of course of “the learnings”. I trust he will have learned his lesson. – Yours, etc,

JOHN HURLEY,

Stillorgan,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – Further to (if not farther from) your regular Diarist’s most recent and welcome proscriptive epistle, let ye not write, nor utter, “pre-order” when ye mean order. For verily the former is as abominable as it is impossible: either a thing is ordered or it is not. – Yours, etc,

JOE CULLEY,

Clontarf,

Dublin 3.