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I thought this was neat.

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Does this count?

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Huh?  :blink:

All that reminds me of is the poem Sir Patrick Spens:  "The king sits in Dunfermline town, drinking the blude-red wine...."  (Talk about a memory dredged up from the misty past!)

   
   
 

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On 9/4/2019 at 10:24 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

Does this count?

On 9/4/2019 at 1:23 PM, besleybean said:

Just down the road from me.

Close, in other words. 😉 

 

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Well not that close...but nowhere in Scotland's central belt is that far from anywhere!

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On 9/4/2019 at 12:05 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

Huh?  :blink:

You're in the "favorite Sherlock pictures" thread. So, no, it doesn't count anyway, as it belongs in the "favorite Benedict Cumberbatch pictures" thread. If we had one, which we don't. Hence, "close." 😛 

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OK, that explains one thing.  But can anyone explain the photo?  Is it supposed to be significant?  Funny?  And why?  I feel like I'm missing the point, assuming there is one.

1 hour ago, Arcadia said:

it doesn't count anyway, as it belongs in the "favorite Benedict Cumberbatch pictures" thread. If we had one, which we don't.

That oversight could be rectified, of course.

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The point, far as I understood it, is that it's kind of a running joke to "confuse" any two complicated words starting with B and C as Benedict Cumberbatch's name (because it's so long or something), like the above, or:

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57 minutes ago, Caya said:

... it's kind of a running joke to "confuse" any two complicated words starting with B and C as Benedict Cumberbatch's name.......

Ah!  So it's the "Burntisland Cowdenbeath" part that people find amusing.  I see.  Sort of.  I'm familiar with those jokes, but am guessing the main reason I didn't "get it" this time is that I learned to read by the traditional phonics method, rather than by the newer look-say method (you can read an explanation of each method here).

I do think "Butternut Crinkle Fries" sounds like a funny version of BC's name, but I still don't get a chuckle out of Burntisland Cowdenbeath.  I'm thinking that's because it's unfamiliar, so I have to sound it out (phonics), which spoils any spontaneous reaction, whereas "Butternut Crinkle Fries" is composed of three very common words that I recognize at a glance (look-say).  Yeah, I think that's it, because I can imagine finding Burntisland Cowdenbeath funny if somebody else said it aloud.

Yes, I know, I'm overthinking again.  But it drives me nuts when I don't understand things like that.

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Personally I find the whole making fun of the name thing a bit infantile...

though Benedict's colleagues and friends certainly do it.

Martin used to call him The Cumberlord and Simon Pegg called him Cumberbum or something, can't remember what it was!

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At least the man himself has a sense of humor about it. Not that he has much choice, I guess.

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I believe I read that he actually had decided to use Carlton (like his father) until a fellow actor said something like, "Are you crazy?  You've got a really distinctive name like Cumberbatch, and you want to change it to something that sounds like every other actor in show business?"

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Yes I heard it was a new agent who convinced him to use Cumberbatch.

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8 hours ago, J.P. said:

... agents also wanted Viggo Mortensen to change his name.

Also Humphrey Bogart, I've heard.

7 hours ago, besleybean said:

Yes I heard it was a new agent who convinced him to use Cumberbatch.

I assume you're responding to me (rather than to J.P.  ;)  ).  Yes, that would make sense.

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Having Bogart as your agent would be pretty impressive!

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Quite true.  But what I actually meant to say was that Bogart's agent insisted he change his name -- at least the "Humphrey" part -- but he refused.

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27 minutes ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

Quite true.  But what I actually meant to say was that Bogart's agent insisted he change his name -- at least the "Humphrey" part -- but he refused.

Good for him!

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