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When you lie you often have to keep lying. Share your pain. When I was 15 I pretended to be 16 to help get a summer job. Then had to spend a summer with this nice shopkeeper asking me everyday if I was excited about getting my GCSE results. I felt like an utter shit. Thanks to MerseyMal for the suggestion.

(, Thu 8 Mar 2012, 21:57)
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In 1995 I told a usenet group that Johnny Marr had changed his name as a play on words of the french phrase "j'en ai marre".
It came back as The Truth™ a couple of years later and I was all like "lol" and that. Then a couple of years later I heard it again. Then a couple of years later. I've even heard it on radio fucking four. It's not true. Or maybe it is. I don't know any more. I've had enough of it.

edit: I probably wasn't all "lol" 'cause that totally hadn't been invented ... I was probably all like proper words and that.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 20:01, closed)
I remember my Standard Grade French teacher telling us this.
Which may have been pre-1995.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 20:04, closed)
Sorry I don't for a moment believe that you had dialup in 1995
or that you would know how to utilise usenet.
So Shambles, what was your nym back then & what groups were you a reg at?
I only ask cause I've had nntp servers running from 1997 & unless I'm mistaken I've never come across somebody quite like you.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 7:36, closed)
Look out Shambles, Literacy Bear is planning on stealing your washing off the clothes line.

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 17:04, closed)
Dial up? I was on SuperJANET.
You low baud pleb.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 17:54, closed)
Lucky Phillip.

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 21:53, closed)
ah, JANET
*remenisces about PhD offices running overnight .jpg harvesting macros in some gigantic game of porn one-upmanship*
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 10:21, closed)
There was a chap called Jean Paul based in Delpht who I think won that particular competition.
He appeared to have digitised the entire history of european magazine grot. I think my fingers can still remember his IP address.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 22:27, closed)
This could be the same as marmelade
Which DOESN'T come from 'Marie malade' becuase Queen Marie of Spain liked to eat it when she was sick...

...well, I'm fairly certain it doesn't. I'm sure I remember hearing this on QI once.

Just one of those odd coincidences that make life so much fun.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:09, closed)
Marmelade
comes from the old english verb 'to marmelise' meaning to smash or beat up, e.g. 'If I catch you playing in my garden again I'll marmelise you, you pesky little kid' (The Beano, August 1963)
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:34, closed)
Well it could be.
Except I didn't make that up on usenet in the mid-nineties.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 22:25, closed)

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