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<span>‘Top marks, Guardian, for printing Jonathan’s witty and fascinating contribution to sports journalism.’</span><span>Photograph: Eddie Keogh/The FA/Getty Images</span>
‘Top marks, Guardian, for printing Jonathan’s witty and fascinating contribution to sports journalism.’Photograph: Eddie Keogh/The FA/Getty Images

Congratulations to Jonathan L for his narration from Frankfurt of a football match (England hit new low with dire performance too bad to be boring, 20 June). His fifth paragraph had no words containing an A. What a brilliant lipogram. Top marks, Guardian, for printing Jonathan’s witty and fascinating contribution to sports journalism.

Yours also lipogrammatically
Rowan Scott
Fremantle, Australia

• Re John Crace’s observation on the “largest croissants” he has ever seen being on offer at the SNP election launch (The politics sketch, 19 June), I think perhaps the delicacy on offer was butteries (also know as rowies), much loved in north-east Scotland.
Maureen Lanigan
Elvanfoot, South Lanarkshire

• On the BBC Question Time special, Rishi Sunak said he was “incredibly angry” about betting allegations (Report, 20 June). Does he mean that he can’t believe how angry he is, or that the rest of us won’t believe him?
Roger Daniels
Upper Langford, Bristol

• Cat Bracey asks why Taylor Swift and other very talented poets and musicians feel obliged to leap about in glittery swimsuits and the occasional pair of thigh-high boots (Letters, 19 June). Because it’s fun.
Anna Greenwood
London

• Who wrote Reform UK’s manifesto (17 June)? Hans Christian Andersen?
David Duell
Durham

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