I have pleaded against unwarranted denigration of innocent vertebrates in the past and remember that in your Style Guide the word “shark-infested” is now frowned upon. “Neil MacfarlaneEmeritus Professor of Biology, Nottingham Trent University-You describe Martin Kenyon, who received a second Covid vaccine dose, as “a spry 91-year-old” (“All done. Please display the same reverence for crocodiles as a zoologically significant group of reptiles protected in Australia (Naked fugitive discovered in crocodile-infested waters near Darwin charged with fresh offenses, January 6).
‘I’m going to survive’: Martin Kenyon gets the second dose of Covid vaccine, Jan. 5).
This description I haven’t seen applied to a 20-year-old.
But at what age will a normally functioning individual be characterized as spry? Annette RayTunbridge Wells, Kent- If only it were accurate that in The Archers there are no kids under the age of 18 (Editorial, January 4). Susy PenneyLondon- Please let Marina Hyde know that the first sentence of her article about the breakneck movements of the best driverless car in the world made me laugh so hard that my glasses drop into my porridge (It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the guy who refuses to understand, Jan. 5). Jan ArriensBishop’s Castle, Shropshire- It appears that our “world’s best” test and tracking device has fallen off the radar. Did that go down without…? Angela LansleyLiverpool: Liverpool