Guys. GUYS. Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch — the “blue eyed sexbomb” who stars in the BBC’s Sherlock — apparently call themselves Cumberbitches.
We’ll pause for a moment to let that sink in.
That name must be recognized as one of the most creative in fandom history. It’s one thing to simply riff on a title (Trekkies/Trekkers, Whovians); it’s quite another to design a perfect pun, or to go even further by naming your fandom after a made-up word (Insane Clown Posse fans = Juggalos). Cumberbitches, welcome to an elite squad comprised of those who have gone the extra mile in the name of fan love. Your compatriots include:
Hookers, ladies who love Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook
Juggalos, who derive their name from an ICP song called “The Juggla.”
Bronies, the male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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