Constantine de Goguel
l Please advise William Hartston ("What the papers said", 23 November) to leave attempts to correct other people's Latin to the experts. As every schoolboy used to know, you do not need the genitive case as well as the preposition "of". Furthermore, horribilis, being an adjective of the third declension, forms the genitive plural horribilium, not horribilorum. For this howler Hartston should be made to write "I must not add ignorance to arrogance" 100 times.
JE Cloud, Leicester
l Neal Ascherson (23 November) credits Paul Virilio with coining "teledildonics". In fact it is defined in Howard Rheingold's Virtual Reality, published in 1991. Rheingold credits "dildonics" to a Theodor Nelson in 1974.
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