Letter: Spoken English

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The Independent Online
From Ms Ruth Clarke

Sir: After reading Pam Ayres (Another View: "Permit me my wrinkles", 13 October), I was reminded of an exquisite piece of conversation I overheard in August between two birdwatchers at Spurn Point on Humberside.

First birdwatcher: "I've just seen a redshank."

Second birdwatcher: "Who

telled thee it were one?"

It made my day!

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Clarke