Soundbites

I asked a child with a runny nose to "wipe that mucus away". "What's mucus?" "It's the runny stuff your nose makesI that's its proper name."

There was a pause, then: "What's its surname?"

RUTH MCGOWAN, LONDON

Question in a jubilee quiz: "In her recent visit to our town, where did the Queen spend the morning?"

Answer from a seven-year-old: "At the shops, in New Look."

JOANNA WILLIAMS, CANTERBURY

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