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Elementary, my dear Watson (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Do you know how long I've wanted to go to Stanford?"
"Since middle school."
"Elementary, my dear Wallace."

Like "come up and see me some time" and "I jeest vant to be ahlone," the phrase "elementary, my dear Watson" is a popular misquote. It never actually appeared in any of the tales of the seminal fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, as "recorded" by his companion and biographer, Dr. John Watson. Wallace has been playing Watson to Veronica's Holmes for so long now that it's understandable that Veronica seized the opportunity to make the comparison, even if she got it wrong. Keep studying, girl. Author Conan Doyle (hee) is turning in his grave.

2.21 "Happy Go Lucky"
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