Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Monday, April 27, 2010

Don’t understand

I do not understand why we often say these things.

1. Why do we call it a TV set, when it is only one?

2. If love is blind, why do we have lingerie?

3. Why do wise man and wise guy have opposite definitions?

4. Why are they called stands when they are for sitting?

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

6. Why does slow down and slow up mean the same thing?

7. If the world is a stage, where is the audience?

— Ken Jones, Macon


Doonesbury is one of my favorite parts of The Telegraph. I don’t always agree with the message, but find it thought provoking. It sometimes challenges my own views and does so in a remarkably subtle and humorous manner. The print, however, is so small, it’s quite difficult to read. Perhaps you could reduce the print size on letters to the editor to be comparable to obituary size print and enlarge Doonesbury by an inch or so?

— Neil Joiner, Vienna

Wish for both

I see the proposal for Macon to become an “Inland Port” for the city of Savannah may happen one day. This reminds me of a proposal for a rail line from Macon to Atlanta. Wish in one hand and see what you get in the other. Well, it doesn’t hurt to wish for both.

— Phillip McDaniel, Eatonton

National Day of Prayer

How can it be unconstitutional to recognize a time respecting everybody’s right to pray to whomever or whatever he or she chooses? If anyone has a hard time choosing a recipient of their prayers or needs a good sounding block, try mine. He is the best out there for he listen well, answers well, forgives well, loves extremely well.

— Faye W. Tanner, Macon