Timmy ElsewhereJune 2, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere3 CommentsThe B. Climate change and discount rates and a no shit Sherlock moment. previousNew BlognextOrganic Milk is Healthier? 3 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” Josh June 2, 2008 at 10:35 pm Timmy, how much did the Spectator pay you for that? I normally love your material, but come on. Just as we didn’t need Lord Levy to tell us the bleedin obvious, we didn’t need you to point out that it was in fact bleedin obvious. gene berman June 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm Of course, we all recognize that “no shit, Sherlock,” is another of those gross American misspellings, in this case, of “no shite, Sherlock.” gene berman June 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm Actually, Americans have a similar saying: “No shit, Dick Tracy.” And I couldn’t tell you which is in longer use, that or the “Sherlock” version. I can say confidently that the Dick Tracy version has been around since at least the early 1950s, while I don’t think I’d heard “Sherlock” any earlier than the ’70s. That’s not definitive–just my own experience. Somehow, both of them seem (to my ear, anyhow) more American than English. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.