Letter: Just the ticket

JANET STREET-PORTER is correct in thinking that bus tickets usually don't need editing. (After the jokes, it's down to the real business of editing, 4 July). However, they do need editing here in Middlesbrough, a town plagued by misspellings of its name. On a bus journey, I happened to glance at my ticket. There was that supernumerary "O" again: "MIDDLESBOROUGH". And perpetrated by a Middlesbrough bus company, to compound the felony.

So Ms Street-Porter, if you get tired of editing the Independent on Sunday, you can always ramble up to Middlesbrough to edit bus tickets. I don't know which is the more demanding job.

PETER STOCKILL

Middlesbrough

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