Brangelina, Bennifer, Bennifer II, Speidi, TomKat. Bring them on... In the age of 140 characters or less, these nicknames are a blessing. Let's face it, saying "and" can be a nuisance and the "'n'" thing seems too hokey. Blended names are fun fun fun. I would like to pitch some of these real and fictional couple monikers to historical text and literature criticism.
See if you get following references to real (and fictional couples)
Adam & Eve; John & Abigail Adams; Mark Antony & Cleopatra; Guinevere & Lancelot; Tristan & Isolde; Romeo & Juliet; Odysseus & Penelope; John Smith & Pocahontas: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn; Scarlett and Rhett, Wallis Simpson & King Edward VIII, Napoleon & Josephine, Adolph Hitler & Eva Braun, Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, Juan & Evita Peron; Frieda Kahlo & Diego Rivera
I got carried away and I feel compelled to suggest couples that should happen -- if only to sell a few copies of People Magazine.
Ellen DeGeneres & Omarosa; Keith Olbermann & Ann Coulter; Hillary Clinton and Rick Santorum; Clay Aiken and John Travolta; Mel Gibson & Golda Meir, Donald Trump & Eleanor Roosevelt; Rachel Maddow & Kim Kardashian; Rush Limbaugh & Michelle Obama; Jack Kevorkian & Florence Nightingale
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