Wednesday, November 22, 2006


A blatant Holmes reference but with a horrible grammar error. Did I miss something? Is there a joke there and I'm just too dunderheaded to get it? Please, someone tell me. You won't hurt my feelings.

In this latest installment, "Whac-a-Mole", House sets a puzzle for his team. He claims to already have diagnosed the PotW and writes his answer on a piece of paper. He sticks it in an envelope pins it to the White Board with a magnet.

As he sends the other doctors running, we get a close up of the envelope. On it, House has written, "The Game's A Itchy Foot!"

First, before I complain about fingernails down "a" itchy blackboard, let me say that the quote is a take off on one that Holmes made to Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles. The actual line is "The game's afoot!" and off he and Watson race to solve the mystery.

Now. As for grammar. "Itchy" starts with a vowel. The correct word to place before it is "an" not "a".


That grates.