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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.

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

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