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X misses the spot; SUNDAY SHOUT SUNDAY SHOUT.

WHAT is this obsession with the letter 'x' and why do so many numpties insist on saying 'excetera' and 'expresso'? Rex Makin's desire to reinstate Latin is laudable. There is no evidence that knowledge of Latin is injurious to our understanding of English and clear thinking. As for the 'skinny larty brigade', this mispronunciation is just an affectation picked up in nail bars and beauty salons. There is no 'R' in latte; ask any espresso drinker or Italian.

It's clearly wrong, so shape up. Pedantic, possibly, but you wouldn't expect that kind of slovenliness from a maths teacher, dentist or cardiovascular surgeon.

Bernie Carroll, Liverpool 8.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 2, 2014
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