NOTES & QUERIES
Referring to the cold is bad enough, but there are far chillier things to face
What word in English most chills the blood? Diet.
Carmel Isaacs, Sydney, Australia
Rhys Winterburn, Perth, Western Australia
Jamie Etherington, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia
Jenefer Warwick James, Paddington, NSW, Australia
You won’t be sleeping
Why is ‘having baggage’ seen as a bad thing? Too often it does not end up in the same airport as you.
David Isaacs, Sydney, Australia
• It’s when the baggage’s owner defies the laws of physics and succeeds in stuffing it into the overhead bin to the detriment of my modest bag. Margaret Wyeth, Victoria, BC, Canada
• Because it can be excessively costly.
Charlie Bamforth, Davis, California, US
Designed to fail? Yes
Is planned obsolescence really a thing?
Disposable cameras, inkjet printers designed to fail, repair costs exceeding those of replacement: planned obsolescence is all too real. Ursula Nixon, Bodalla, NSW, Australia
Join us on the high road
Canada just legalised cannabis. Should the rest of the world follow suit? I’d recommend a joint approach.
David Tucker, Halle, Germany • In keeping with our international reputation as friendly, fair-minded folks, Canada has legalised pot. We invite the rest of the world to join us on the “high road”. Earl St Jean, Warkworth, Canada • Just wait and seed.
Mac Bradden, Port Hope, Canada
Humans are very good at taking from the planet. What have we given back? Fiona Cameron, Takaka, New Zealand
What app do you want invented?
Coralie Jenkin, Sydney, Australia