Title: The Baker Street Drabbles
Author: Jordanna Morgan
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Title: Choice of Words
Summary: Holmes encounters one of the unfortunate vagaries of the English language.

Sherlock Holmes scowled at Beth Lestrade from the driver's seat of her cruiser. They had just left the questioning of witnesses at a crime scene—which left Lestrade in such intense hysterics, he had insisted on driving. Not one of his better skills.

He was so flustered, he was having trouble concentrating on that task, much less their case.

"The look on his face!" Lestrade gasped, wiping away tears.

"In two hundred years, there have been the most confounded changes to the English language," Holmes sighed. "That is assuredly the last time I will refer to a subject as queer."

© 2003 Jordanna Morgan