"The Dog That Didn't Bite"

Doug_Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Wed Oct 8 03:24:50 UTC 2008

Thanks, Mark.
I _knew_ it wasn't a biter!

Subject: Re: "The Dog That Didn't Bite"

Didn't do *anything*:

"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.

(It's from the short story "Silver Blaze".)

Found via http://www.sherlockian.net/about/faq.html.

m a m

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Doug_Harris <cats22 at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> Sorry, it was Pat Buchanan, NOT Chris Matthews. I was
> listening, not looking, and they _do_ kinda sorta sound
> a bit alike. Maybe.
> dh
> I said:
> Chris Matthews, commenting on the debate, just said "the dog
> that didn't bite, to use a Sherlock Holmes term, the dog that
> didn't bite [repeating the term] was the ...." guy Obama was
> "palling around with," in Palin's phrasing.
> --
> Didn't _bite_?
> Didn't _bark_, I think Sherlock said.
> dh

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