Potholes | The word ‘slut’ | Terrorist nicknames | Long books | Polyamory | Blue Peter

The AA is wrong to attribute the “pothole epidemic” to the “beast from the east” (Report, 26 September). After eight years of government-imposed austerity, starving local highways authorities of fundsfor routine maintenance, our infrastructure is crumbling while Brexit consumes our attention.
Les Bright
Exeter

• Re Rebecca Solnit’s article (Abused women are called sluts. Powerful men are excused, Journal, 22 September), the fact that there does not exist in the English language a male equivalent for the term “slut” says it all.
Margaret Simpson
Bolton

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