9 JULY 1977, Page 18


Sir: I enjoy the Spectator, not only for its content, but also for its generally high standard of English. I was, therefore, appalled to read in Notebook (2 July) that George Gate wrote 'It is alright for an MP'. According to Fowler 'alright' is a vulgarism no more need be said

Adele Wayman Colt's Hall, Cavendish, Sudbury, Suffolk