24 SEPTEMBER 1994, Page 30

Telling you why

Sir; We don't need two 'Whys' in glorious, subtle English (Letters, 10, 17 September). We get round the problem with inflection and accent, thus: a) Why (por que) does he need a new car? (Because the old one has failed the MOT test.) b) Why (para que) does he need a new car? (He's got a Bentley and a Roller already.) Better by far that all the poor benighted foreigners learn English and get round their little local difficulties that way. Kenneth Bridges

Avondale Guest House, 26 St John's Road, Isle of Wight