starback at Minsk.DoCS.UU.SE
Mon Nov 14 23:30:26 CET 1994
James wanted more information on
> the Larkies (shouldn't they be called Harpies?), and the golden fleece.
Yes they should, and Barks did that too, but the editors had him
change that to "larkies".
Quoting Barks himself in a letter to John Spicer, April 11, 1960
(reprinted in The Duckburg Times ~#12):
The "Larkies" in the story of the Golden Fleece had to be so named
because the editor objected to Harpy, a "Harpie" being a slang version
of street walker."
Per Starback, Uppsala, Sweden. email: starback at minsk.docs.uu.se
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