Points of view

18th July 2003 at 01:00
* I think you are wrong about the origins of the phrase "the real McCoy" (TES Teacher, June 13). I believe that it refers to Elijah McCoy, an African-American inventor. This may only be one explanation for the origin of the phrase but I really feel you should have included it.

Karen Mears, Wandsworth Ethnic Minority Achievement Service, The Professional Centre, Framiscan Road, South Kensington, London SW7

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