12 JANUARY 1940, Page 6

From a Correspondent " Can you not persuade those who

arrange B.B.C. talks to instruct the talkers about the pronunciation of German? A gentleman lately told us that what Hitler wanted was " lie- bensraum," which suggested that he hankers after the Venus- berg. Another spoke of " mine camp " and frequently we are told of the " G'starp-o " when the syllables should be Ge- stapo. Surely too the name Lenin should be accented on the last, not the first syllable? "

I doubt it. Some things are beyond me JANus.