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March 23, 2010


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Vance Maverick

Well, unless they're positively striving for anachronism, they'll likewise have updated the character Watson, including his habits of speech and address.

(BTW, wouldn't Holmes have had a vanilla first name before his Sherlock, like (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain, etc.?)


What about the reverse? Holmes, in something very much resembling throes, or at least a throe, calls Watson by his first name in an episode of the Granada series; such moments lack any punch if you buy the "I never called him Watson" business in A Slight Trick of the Mind.

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