Homer, Odyssey 8.408-9: A Phaiakian Apology

 

“If something terrible is said, may the winds seize it and carry it away.”

 

… ἔπος δ’ εἴ περ τι βέβακται

δεινόν, ἄφαρ τὸ φέροιεν ἀναρπάξασαι ἄελλαι.

 

I am sure that many of us, like prince Euryalus, have often wished much the same.