20 NOVEMBER 1999, Page 41

From Mr Michael Wharton Sir: No need for a botanist

to tell us whether the strawberry is a fruit or a veg- etable. I think it was Bernard Levin who told us how to resolve such questions. Can if be served with custard? So the answer's obvious, isn't it?

Michael Wharton Mike.wharton@BMPDDB.com