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March 23, 2010


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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