Letter: Gnop gnip - that nitty-gritty game

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Sir: Miles Kington's delightful piece on rhyming-rhythmic words reminded me of the splendid insight offered by, I think, James Thurber, who pointed out that the name 'ping pong' must have suffered a mirror-image reversal at some stage, since the game should clearly be called 'gnop gnip'.

Yours faithfully,

BRIAN MAYES

Sheffield

22 January

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