AN Ayrshire reader on the state rooms tour at Buckingham Palace noticed that a marble statue was described on the board beside it as commemorating "England's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo".
Says our reader: "If the Royal Family can mix up England and the United Kingdom then the Yes camp in the referendum next year is surely home and hosed."
Grounds for complaint
A READER on a bus into Glasgow swears he heard a young chap tell his pal: "I bought the new guy in the office a cup of coffee. But it turns out he wasn't a Secret Millionaire, so it was a complete waste of 80p."
CELTIC'S chances against stiff opposition in the Champions League is still the main talk of football fans in Scotland. As reader Alex Bowman points out: "If you bet £1000 on Celtic to win the champions league at 1000/1 you could win £1 million, and if you bet £1000 on Celtic to win the SPFL at 40/1-on you could win £25."
And as we don't know any poor bookies, we think we know which is the safer bet.
TALKING of football, Jackie McNamara, the Dundee United manager, complained that Celtic player Anthony Stokes moved the ball two yards from where he should have taken the free kick that led to the only goal of Saturday's game. As a Celtic fan in Livingston declared: "If you think that was two yards Jackie, I'll not be asking you to measure my hall for a new carpet."
IS the west end of Glasgow still a bit pretentious, a reader asks? Well, a Diary contact attending the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor on Byres Road tells us: "Surely only in the West End would someone bring a Waitrose salad to the lunchtime play to go with their free Scotch pie and gravy."
AND a party of women having coffee in the west end were discussing their financial positions. Eventually one of them declared: "Paying bills is a lot easier when you have a bottle of wine and a shredder."
On the slate
BIT windy in Glasgow at lunchtime yesterday. As actor Sanjeev Kohli tweeted: "Whenever it gets this windy in Glasgow, the temperature goes up. That comes from the friction of roofers rubbing their hands together."
BO'NESS, one of the few towns with an apostrophe in its name, has not been in the Diary for a while. A reader tells us: "I was in Bo'ness last week and I noticed a florist called Daizy Rascal and just a few feet away a photographer called Rhoddy Stewart. Who knew Bo'ness was so rock and roll?"
New Leith of life
SONGS for the Edinburgh trams, continued. Says George Crawford in West Kilbride: "I wish the council would go back to their original imaginative plan to take it all the way to the coast - as Engelbert Humperdink would put it, 'Please Re-Leith Me'.
"Sorry about that."
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