‘Upcoming’ attractions


Sir, – The increasing replacement of the red, furry and familiar “forthcoming” in your columns with the aggressive grey squirrel of “upcoming” has not gone unnoticed.

I quote Bernard Kilgore, onetime editor of the Wall Street Journal, who sent a memo to staff on a lower floor saying, “The next time I see ‘upcoming’ in the newspaper I will be downcoming and someone will be outgoing.” – Yours, etc,


Gaoth Dobhair,

Co Donegal.