15 JUNE 1996, Page 29

Plays on words

Sir: A question to radio's Brains' Trust dur- ing the war was on the lines of 'Is the pun the lowest form of wit and humour?'(Lead- er, 1 June). The panel of Joad, Huxley and Campbell considered that on the whole it was. In summarising the deliberations, the questionmaster McCullough concluded that the team was contrapuntal.

Keith B Pearson

27 Russell Hill, Purley