Friend of the show Benedict Cumberbatch is in the news:

We at Kissing Contest like to crack on this dude for having the most comically british sounding name in recent memory.  Apparently he gets out there and stomps it too, so here’s an article from The Huffington Post about that with some proposed variations of his name.  Thanks to listener and frequent studio audience member Kat sending this our way. (Note: the formatting got weird when copy/pasting, so they’re all numbered “1” now and I for sure don’t care enough to fix that.)


“A Washington Post article about “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch is making the viral rounds thanks to an outrageous misspelling of the actor’s name. But referring to the man who has become “a situation” for women everywhere as “Bandersnatch Cummerbund” was apparently a purposeful gag on the part of the writer, Lisa de Moraes, contrary to initial reports.

Of course, we couldn’t help but feel this was a wasted opportunity. Why misspell a name so fraught with spellcheck danger only once, when you can do it repeatedly? Go big or go home, de Moraes.

To that end, here are some other ways you and your friends can misspell Benedict Cumberbatch in your text messages, tweets, tumblrs, and newspaper reports. You know, just wherever…

    1. Benediction Chumbawumba
    1. Brainfart Camembert
    1. Bene Gesserit Caladan
    1. Bristolpalin Cuddlewumpus
    1. Beneful Thunderpatch
    1. Barleycorn Fannypack
    1. Beelzebub Crabtreeandevelyn
    1. Bricklayer Cabbage Patch
    1. Brangelina Camera Bag
    1. Bicycle Queso Dip
    1. Brian Williams
    1. Ballsnickety Camelsnatch
    1. Blogzilla Dundermifflin
    1. Gentledick Karmacameleon
  1.              Brandenburg Concerto No. 5


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