It’s straight from the horse’s mouth
Is there any hard evidence that leads a group of academics to state “British universities are the strongest and most attractive in Europe” (Letters, 9 January)? Have they taken account of the decline in student numbers, especially among those from the EU?
I appreciate the irony of your lead letter (10 January) with its concern for the “dispossessed” who have “had enough” coming from a Tory MP. Cheeky.
Sound designers can’t tell one neigh from another and picture editors can’t tell one horse’s mouth from another. That horse in your article isn’t neighing (G2, 7 January) – it’s displaying the flehmen response, curling its upper lip to capture pheromones and other scents in its mouth. Stallions do it near mares in season, but mares do it too, particularly when they have recently foaled.
I wonder why a “glass half full” person is seen as more positive than a “glass half empty” person (Shortcuts, G2, 9 January). If your glass is half empty you never lose. You always expect the worst and are never disappointed when things go wrong. If the worst doesn’t happen that’s a bonus. It’s a win-win!
Among the many reasons why I am a lifelong reader of the Guardian is the expectation of a long life. The death announcements (9 January) bear out my point. Two at 82, 92, two at 94, 96 and 103.
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