Poles apart

What a dull world Andrew HN Gray (Letters, 9 March) paints. A world where everyone uses speech or language to communicate with others but not to express themselves or their ideas.

Why should those with colour and character in the way they speak bow to ignorant monoglots, so commonly found on this island? Polish was the language at home, Scots still is the language in the street and in the homes of friends, and English was the language rammed down my throat at school, and despite resenting the latter for much of my life, I am a better person for it. Better we express ourselves accurately in our ­native tongue and use language most appropriate to the ­moment.

Marek Mozolowski

Sandport, Kinross