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In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter.

Who is Subo?

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SuBo is Susan Boyle:

a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

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P.S.: Nasty Nick is Nick Bateman –  Oliver_C Feb 20 '13 at 10:07
    
Ah, I see SUsan BOyal, Brilliant, thanks –  Matt Feb 20 '13 at 17:32
    
Is this something that all Brits would know and is just confusing to us yanks? I had the same question about SuBo –  PaulStock Feb 21 '13 at 22:06
    
@PaulStock - Does every American know who e.g. JLo or LiLo are? I guess it depends on how familiar one is with tabloids. –  Oliver_C Feb 22 '13 at 10:59
    
@Oliver_C - Ha! Very True! –  PaulStock Feb 22 '13 at 12:57

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