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Our Sherlock Contest Winner Is ...

Sherlock, Series 2
On MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!
Sundays, May 6, 13, and 20, 2012 at 9pm ET on PBS

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back for a new round of clever crime-solving in 21stcentury
London in a series that USA Today hailed as “unabashedly entertaining.” Benedict Cumberbatch returns in the title role, with Martin Freeman as his deadpan sidekick, Watson, and Andrew Scott as the mousy mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.
Shown: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
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Vulture sought one thing and one thing only for our Sherlock contest: The best alternate definition of "Benedict Cumberbatch," personhood optional. First, our noble runners-up:

yesindeed: Benedict Cumberbatch (n): a generic term for any welcome sign posted for those entering a cucumber patch; can also be applied to welcoming remark spoken to someone entering a cucumber patch. Example: "As I walked into the cucumber field, a Benedict Cumberbatch was yelled to me in a friendly manner by the itinerant field hands." Seemingly unrelated yet related term: Cumberbatchy (adj.): used to describe someone that is both quite strange-looking and incredibly attractive at the same time, usually distinguished by pronounced cheekbones or teeth. See also: Tennantish.

ewallace: Sex.

And our grand prize winner of an autographed Blu-ray, DVD, and poster:

fheaney: Benedict Cumberbatch was a breakfast dish famously enjoyed by Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII; the brief craze she inspired for it came to an abrupt end upon the occasion of her beheading. It consisted of a baked hash of goose liver, dandelion greens, suet, currants, and quail eggs (yolks only), served on a scone and garnished with sliced cucumber. Her love for this dish combined with her execution for adultery led to the popular superstition that seeing a quail lay an egg meant one's lover was untrue.

Thanks for playing and giving us some lolz to detect, commenters.

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