Today is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Erdős and I would like to make two corrections. I had always thought the accent on Erdős’ name was ö , html code ö but it is actually Hungarian, html code ő. The second is the coffee quote which I had attributed to him. I realised my mistake a number of years ago but never got a chance to correct it online. Both errors were perpetuated in this post from 2004. Here is a quote from Erdős’ paper “Child Prodigies”
In Hungary, many mathematicians drink strong coffee, in fact Rényi once said “a mathematician is a machine which turns coffee into theorems.”
Correction done but sadly I am still not quite sure how to pronounce his name correctly.