neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Sun Apr 10 08:58:23 UTC 2005

I suppose this could actually be true:

'A correspondent who doesn't make these things up writes: "My sister tells
me that in a front-page report in the International Herald Tribune about the
Pope's lying-in-state, he is described as lying with a great silver crow's
ear on his chest."
This kind of thing often happened, particularly in the Guardian, in days
when stories had to be phoned through to copy-takers, which is how we came
to review a work called Lazy Luminations, by Britten, but I had not thought
it still happened today.'
--Smallweed, 'The Guardian', 9 April 2005, 21

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