Monday, 21 December 2009
Bazooka strikes wrong chord with Bill Bailey
Another great Guardian correction today: "An interview with comedian and musician Bill Bailey said that his accomplishments include playing the bazooka. This is not quite as unlikely as it seemed to many readers, since the portable tubular rocket-launcher was named after a musical instrument invented by the American comedian Bob Burns. But it is still incorrect: the instrument Bailey plays is the bouzouki, a Greek long-necked stringed musical instrument related to the mandolin (Question Time, 3 December, page 17, G2)."