Will Alsop and Roger Madelin may well have used the words credited to them (9 November, pages 11 and 27) and we may well all work in a robust industry and hear them every day.

But I’m not sure we need the words printed in full to achieve the desired effect.

Peter Allen, station design manager, Network Rail

… I’m aware that so-called comedians of the day seem to think it essential to sprinkle their deliveries with expletives (instead of simply being humorous), but must Building really sink below the level of a comic?

Yours in disgust, Adrian Prest