Mystery of the week: what has translation quality control and DIN EN 15038 got to do with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson? I think this is a question even Sherlock Holmes (I happened to watch a DVD of The Hound of the Baskervilles with Basil Rathbone yesterday) couldn’t solve.

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It appears that the image is a doctored version of a public domain illustration at Wikimedia Commons. The original drawing has the text ‘Holmes gave me a sketch of the events’. Maybe this illustrates the brief train journey taken in The Hound of the Baskervilles, before Holmes and Watson sneak back across the moor.


The problem is that the drawing evokes quite inappropriate associations among English readers.

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