What was he smoking?!!

I came across a reference to this quote in a Sherlock Holmes story.
‘Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.’
Henry David Thoreau
What does it mean?
And I ask again: what was he smoking?!

4 Replies to “What was he smoking?!!”

  1. Hahahahahaa!
    That reminds me… “A day without sunshine is like a fish without a bicycle.” Sorry advancing decrepitude and the passing of many more years than I would prefer preclude recollection of the source.

    1. Hi Brian,
      Thanks for visiting. Advancing crepitude? Know the feeling…. and I’m afraid to say, I think the quote you’re thinking of is ‘A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’ the feminist standpoint!!

      Take care,

      1. I believe you’re right. It’s probably 30 years hence… Some things don’t age like fine wine – they age like milk. -Jeff Dunham. (actually, the character “Walter” said that of his wife.)

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