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15th April 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 4)

Before having been edited and annotated, the group of some 10,000 transcriptions of nineteenth-century Whistler letters were bound to have contained a few small errors of transcription in their original first drafts. 'Nobody's perfevt' gathers together some of the finest mis-transcriptions ever found by the Whistler Centre - enjoy!

Fully 35 years before Sir Frank Whittle set to work on his famous gas turbine engine, Whistler predicts the future of aircraft propulsion technology:

"I shall jet off to Paris in the afternoon"
(ie, get off)

(LCMS PWC 10/752)