IT IS A shade irksome to witness, in this great centre of learning, ‘Paninis’ being so advertised.

Panini is already the plural form for sandwiches in Italian; singular is panino.

As if this weren’t sufficiently incorrect though, outside a St Aldate’s establishment, clearly eager to live up to its name, I noticed ‘Panini’s’.

Panini’s what?

8½? La Boheme? Inferno? Barber’s shop?

Our Italian master was a Mr Rolls, the old-fashioned English version being good enough for him.

DAVID DIMENT Riverside Court Oxford