Letter: Name of the game

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Sir: Reading Howard Jacobson's article "Ping Pong: A love story" (18 August), I was reminded of a piece by Beachcomber many decades ago in which he said, "Table tennis? It's got to be called ping pong. You might just as well call the game of darts `Indoor Archery'."

PHILIP PATIENCE

Kew, Surrey

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