Tuesday, August 02, 2011

of penguins and greek sailors




"The first Penguin edition of EV Rieu's translation of Homer had a Greek sailor on the cover, with a disclaimer inside: "Not an authentic depiction of a Greek sailor". They then put a penguin on the cover instead – but forgot to change the disclaimer." 
This bit in Katherine Whitehorn's column in this week's Observer made me inordinately happy.