Straight from the horse’s mouth|Short letters

Straight from the horse’s mouth|Short letters

Exists any difficult proof that leads a group of academics to state “British universities are the greatest and most appealing in Europe” (Letters, 9 January)? Have they appraised the decrease in trainee numbers, specifically amongst those from the EU?
Jenny Ridley

I value the paradox of your lead letter (10 January) with its issue for the “dispossessed” who have “had sufficient” originating from a Tory MP. Saucy.
John Airs

Noise designers can’t inform one neigh from another and photo editors can’t inform one horse’s mouth from another. That horse in your short article isn’t neighing (G2, 7 January)– it’s showing the flehmen action, curling its upper lip to catch scents and other aromas in its mouth. Stallions do it near mares in season, however mares do it too, especially when they have actually just recently foaled.
Emma Dally

I question why a “glass half complete” individual is viewed as more favorable than a “glass half empty” individual (Faster ways, G2, 9 January). If your glass is half empty you never ever lose. You constantly anticipate the worst and are never ever dissatisfied when things fail. If the worst does not occur that’s a benefit. It’s a win-win!
Estelle Smart
Malvern, Worcestershire

Amongst the lots of reasons I am a long-lasting reader of the Guardian is the expectation of a long life. The death statements (9 January) bear out my point. 2 at 82, 92, 2 at 94, 96 and 103.
Cent Jaques

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