Flat Earth: And finally ...
Sunday 26 December 1999
Since the prose of the correspondent in the field is considered sacrosanct, mistakes big and small sail straight into the next day's paper. There are several stories of reporters testing their own untouchability by deliberately inserting jokes or errors.
Legend at the Rome newspaper, Il Messaggero, recounts how one of the paper's senior crime reporters found he had run out of material but still had a few lines of his allotted space to fill, so he copied out his wife's recipe for melanzane al forno, baked aubergines, which duly made it into print.
And since I seem to have a little space left here, can I mention my much- acclaimed method of cooking veal al limone? Oh dear, I'm not sure there's enough room now.
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- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 5 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
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Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
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Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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