Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“a straight left against a slogging ruffian” [SOLI] 


Sherlock Holmes, boxer? We don't often consider Sherlock Holmes for his boxing abilities, yet Watson very clearly noted his talent in that field in the very first story.

But Holmes wasn't the only boxer in the Canon. We repeatedly see mentions of the sport made official by the Marquess of Queensbury, as both tangential mentions and more central parts of the stories. But we'll try to keep this discussion of boxers brief. After all, it is a Trifle...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

“glancing at the governess” [WIST] 


They pop up here and there around the Canon quite infrequently. However, you can be sure that when a governess is featured in a Sherlock Holmes story, she's part of the plot.

What was this profession, and what did the ladies in these roles do? What was their station in life? We explore these questions, which shed light on why they might have found themselves in sticky situations from time to time in this episode of Trifles.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

“Look at this advertisement” [STUD] 


For well over 100 years, Sherlock Holmes has been seen in advertisements around the world. The fact is: Sherlock Holmes sells. He's good for brands.

There are a number of instances of brands that were mentioned within the Sherlock Holmes stories themselves. What are they? Well, we enumerate them, plus provide a few "what-ifs" ourselves in this episode of Trifles.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

“Who were these German people” [ENGR] 


Sherlock Holmes had a number of encounters with German people. Who were they, and how did these interactions reflect on international relations at the time?

This is the first in a new series on Trifles focusing on international elements of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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Scott Monty and Burt Wolder are both members of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. They have co-hosted the popular show I Hear of Everywhere since June 2007.

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