38 “a-holes,” and in a very Lenny Bruce sorta way, “come” is used as a verb a bunch of times in Nicholson Baker’s House of Holes.  Read more of Baker’s favorite words with this handy guide at Deadspin.

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  • Steve

    I read Study in Scarlet for the first time a few years ago and had no idea of the plot going in. I don’t know if there are any other outliers like that in the Holmes canon, but it was certainly a strange beginning to the series.