The 29 Greatest Readers’ Letters In The History Of Everything

There is no impotent rage like that contained in a letter to the editor. Some of these via Pointless Letters.

1. This missive, from a retired drunken sailor.

2. When this letters page editor lost the will to live.

3. This unhappy shopper in York.

4. This romantic gesture.

5. This grumpy person, complaining to the Wall Street Journal.

6. You can always trust Viz readers.

Excellent Viz letter (via @RichardAugood):

— Jack Seale (@jackseale)

Good ol' letters to Viz

— AKA Dave (@Dahmerscookpot)

8. This international aid expert and Daily Mail reader.

This is a real letter in today's mail. This country eh?

— Jonathan Paige (@johnnypaige)

9. This contender for the best thing ever sent to The Sun’s Dear Deidre column.

hate it when this happens.

— sasha (@sashadaisical)

10. This short and to-the-point letter to The Daily Telegraph in 1913.

Fantastic letter to the Telegraph, 1913:

— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)

11. This hoarder.

12. This teenage diary entry from 1969, with its keen sense of history.

Teenage Diary Brilliance

— Lenny Henry VIII (@sadeagle)

14. Coffee drinkers = “poncey divs”.

15. This depressing cat news.

17. H Moody, who is frightened of the rat apocalypse.

18. This charming note about cheese dreams.

20. When someone wrote this really concise letter about Barnet FC.

@julesmattsson @psmith This lady writes to us about Barnet FC fairly often but she really went all out with this one

— Daniel O'Brien (@danobrien26)

21. This terrifically important letter.

22. You can always rely on “Eggy Pump” to say something profound.

23. Whoever tried to link a (not entirely true) story about a massive shark to the UK’s immigration story.

24. When someone sent in a picture of pancake that looks like Alfred Hitchcock.

25. When this person compared Mumford and Sons to a horde of invading Nazis.

It reads: “The closer we get to the Mumford and Sons concert in Troy, the more I think I know how the French must have felt as the Nazi forces were marching across Europe and into Paris.

“An army of darkness has aligned against the city of Troy. These people are going to roll into our quiet little town and there is seemingly nothingwe can do about it. They are going to leave a path of destruction in their wake. I have no doubt there will be laws broken, morals destroyed, drug and alcohol paraphernalia left behind and a football stadium destroyed.”

26. This person alerted The Daily Telegraph to the great Dijon vs pigeon debate.

27. Whe this person apologised for an embarrassing Victoria Sponge Incident.

28. When this slightly sarcastic Times reader asked about Kate Middleton.

Amazing letter in the Times #KateMiddleton

— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

29. And when someone sent a letter to The Independent written on a piece of ham.

We have a winner!! The most bizarre letter ever received @theipaper Anyone else had ham through the post?

— Rhodri Jones (@jonesrhodri)

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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