Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our Daily Bread Gets It Wrong!

Created by novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes was an investigative genius who could routinely assess seemingly random clues and solve the mystery.

Baffled by Holmes’ uncanny brilliance, his sidekick, Dr. Watson, would ask for an explanation—to which Holmes would glibly respond, “Elementary!” and then proceed to unfold the solution.

- From Our Daily Bread by RBC Ministries, for June 12, 2008

Having read all 60 Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (my favorite is the Valley of Fear) it bugs me every time this error is made. While Holmes does make the popular exclamation "The game's afoot!" in The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, he never once uttered the "famous" words "Elementary, my dear Watson."


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