Wednesday 28 September 2011

Spell it right for Fuchs sake says Guardian

Nice correction in the Guardian today:

"Not always is the Guardian faithful to the memory of Bavarian-born botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566), for whom the fuchsia is named. Latest case in point: a piece noted that cutting a figure against the general beigeness of the backdrop at the Labour party's conference platform, was a speaker with hair "a startling shade of fuschia" (A star speaker, and Balls, 27 September, page 7). Other recent instances: Michelle Obama's "fuschia" dress (President Obama's jobs speech to Congress – as it happened, 8 September,; a reference to "Fuschia Dunlop's restaurant" (London walks: a food trail around Soho and St James's, 31 August,"
  • It reminded me of the legendary, some say mythical, headline about the exploits of the explorer Vivian Fuchs: "Fuchs Off To Antarctic".

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