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The letters of 'Sherlock', interesting info about 'The Final Problem' and more!
July 15, 2016

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Let's start off with:

The Fascinating Sherlockian Tit-bit of the Month

The trivia-buff that I am, this month, I decided to find out something crazy: how many words in English contain all the letters of 'Sherlock'?

After some research, it turned out there are exactly 11 words in the whole of English that contain all the letters of the word 'Sherlock'.

That's it!

Not counting different forms (like plurals) of the same word, that is.

You must have heard of many of these words. The most common of these words are:

Stockholder, Clothmakers, Ticketholders, Workclothes and Clothworkers.

All of them contain S, H, E, R, L, O, C and K.

Here's the complete list:

By the way, do you know how many words contain the all the letters of 'Holmes'? Including plurals and other forms, there are 614 such words!

(Also, here's the fun tool I used to find these things out.)

What's New at

So, this month I re-read The Final Problem again. Yes, that story which first featured Moriarty.

I dived deep into the story and explored lots of interesting bits and here's the result:

Fun Facts and Tit-bits About The Final Problem

How high are the Reichenbach Falls? Exactly what route did Sherlock Holmes and Watson follow when fleeing? What were my best moments from the story? It's all there. problem.html

Sherlockian Discoveries of the Month

This month I came across a wonderful quiz that you'll love if you are a BBC Sherlock fan. You basically have to identify the BBC Sherlock episode from Sherlock's expressions. It sure is interesting.

Here it is.

Then, there was this fascinating, illustrated book I came across this month called 'The Sherlock Holmes Book.' I know, the name's a dampener - but looks like the book is quite refreshing. With illustrations, fun facts, flowcharts about every Sherlock Holmes story - plus lots of comments on Holmes' deductions - this one looks really cool.

Here it is: Explained/dp/1465438491/

An article I came across this month that I quite loved was this one:

Written by Howard Ostrom, it's a beautiful list of women performers who played characters from the world of Sherlock Holmes and Watson from 1899 to 1950. A must-read post.

Well, that's it for this month.

Bye, bye for now!

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