Sunday, October 15, 2006

Not so elementary

"Elementary, my dear Watson" - this phrase has almost become Sherlock Holmes' signature dialogue, but Doyle fans who have delved deep into each of his books declare, with more than 100% confidence, that this phrase is NEVER uttered by Sherlock Holmes in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books. The dialogue that comes anywhere close to this is...

"Excellent," said I. "Elementary," he responded.

Strange how myths come to be.

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