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You may have noticed these four-letter abbreviations that are showing up in our blog. A word of explanation.

Jay Finley Christ was an early member of the Baker Street Irregulars and a noted scholar. In 1947, he developed a four-letter acronym for each of the 60 tales that comprise the canon.

Our friends over at Sherlock in Peoria have put together a very nice listing of those acronyms.

4 comments:

W.Randall said... April 14, 2006 at 11:40 AM

I thought that there was a "game afoot" to eliminate these abbreviations and restore footnotes more suitable to the higher criticism.

Any thoughts on this.

Scott said... April 14, 2006 at 12:37 PM

That's an editorial decision that Steve Rothman has made for the pages of the Baker Street Journal. I'm not aware of it in other circles.

W.Randall said... April 15, 2006 at 12:31 PM

I guess that is why we need Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rev. Bob said... April 16, 2006 at 5:49 PM

Acronym? Surely "abbreviation".

 
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