Random thoughts from a largely-useless man.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Curious names for best friends
It is evident when reading the Sherlock Holmes stories that Holmes and Watson are best friends. Yet, they always address one another by their surnames, not their first names. It is always Holmes or Watson, never Sherlock or John. Sort of an unfamiliar familiarity.