Flying Fuck (1932)?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 14 19:33:57 UTC 2008

Indeed. Not a hound, though, of the Baskervilles or anywhere else, but a
horse named Silver Blaze, from the same pen:

"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.
m a m

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:36 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at>wrote:

> >When I questioned whether the omitted word could have been "leap", I
> >was only commenting in the light of a possible entry in the
> >OED.  Presumably, if the F-word does not actually appear in the
> >_Scarface_ script, the utterance is not eligible.
> I have to agree, alas. Suggestive, but not unambiguous. A hound of
> the Baskervilles. But it does give succour to those who hope to find
> usable citations from that time period.

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