Letter: Heated argument

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Sir: Philip Daubeney (letters, 4 September) failed to spot a major cause of global warming - the English language's lack of a single word to express "put only enough water" in the kettle to make a cup of tea. Generations of children are brought up to "fill" the kettle, and keep the globe warming. A suggested new word is to "pow" the kettle.

GREG LEONARD

Department of Information Science

University of Portsmouth

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