27 AUGUST 1983, Page 17

Sir: It may interest you to know that the phonetical

transliteration of the Spectator into Arabic would, transliterated back into English, be the Sbactator, Sir Peter Parker would become Sir Better Barker, Len Murray would become Lean Mary and as for Tony Berm, well, he would simply be known as Mr Bin.

Georg Stil!fried

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