Letter: Albania's wise words

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Sir: Three cheers to Meges Koepek (letter, 21 May) for his denunciation of the glib Miles Kington's disparaging remarks about Albanian proverbs. As a man who comes from a country which specialises in ludicrous maxims, Mr Kington has a cheek to criticise other nations. Even the most primitive of surgeons would not assert that "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach", and if John Kettley told viewers that "every cloud has a silver lining" he would be ejected from the meteorological society.

As my Albanian godfather is fond of saying: "Dung beetles will settle in a mouth that is forever open."


Purton, Wiltshire