Brian's been a very naughty boy...
July 25, 2002 8:33 AM   Subscribe

Brian's been a very naughty boy... i would like to tell you lot about brian the watford fan. i have been going out with him for 3 years and he has been cheating on me and i found out last week that he hase given me hepatitis after his holiday in Greece. i know he spends a lot of time on here. some of you will know him.
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A young woman takes revenge on her ex by reporting his activities on the message board of the football club they both support. Global hilarity ensues.

[Warning: contains crude language, allegations of g0at se.x and terrible spelling]
posted by i_cola (13 comments total)

As per the warning, this may not be the most elegant FPP, but as this seems to be STD day on MeFi...
posted by i_cola at 8:39 AM on July 25, 2002

Bwahaha. Kind of amusing, the idea of getting revenge by telling the truth about someone in an online forum.

Of course, it only works if the truth is unsavory enough...

And the trouble is, how are you going to prove it? On the net, the truth and the lies look an awful lot alike, and not many people are going to go to the trouble that it takes to sort out whether a given accusation is one or the other.

High profile stuff, like the whole Kaycee Nicole thing, is a different matter, though.
posted by beth at 8:40 AM on July 25, 2002

I've been following that, a bit, and I will eat my lucky hat if any of it is true. Odd that no-one on that message board had ever heard of Brian before. Bimbo is definitely a bloke.
In my hapless opinion.
posted by Fat Buddha at 9:10 AM on July 25, 2002

Beth......... "On the net, the truth and the lies look an awful lot alike..............." .........

Sorry , i just don't believe you're being truthful there.
posted by Ragamuffin at 9:40 AM on July 25, 2002

Cracking good stuff, true or not! Reminds me how boring we Americans are with our total lack of good slang words.

A few of my favorites from the thread:

minger= A sexually undesirable or smelly person.
scummer = Term of abuse for those from Southhampton

And you can even buy the Tindlegate t-shirt!
posted by junkbox at 11:12 AM on July 25, 2002

What would happen if someone here said they got a sexually-transmitted disease from a fellow metafilterian?

How would you know if they were telling the truth?

If I'm wrong, Ragamuffin, tell me. What does the truth look like on the net, and how does it differ from how the lies look?
posted by beth at 12:17 PM on July 25, 2002

is that how british people really talk? and I don't get the 42 year old that was trying to pick up on bimbo83. obviously, she has an std!
posted by mcsweetie at 12:25 PM on July 25, 2002

junkbox, no one should be deprived of a well stocked lexicon of slang words, a gift for you :-)
posted by Arqa at 12:56 PM on July 25, 2002

british people don't talk like that. those are french-canadians.
posted by aLienated at 1:04 PM on July 25, 2002

the tindle collection
posted by aLienated at 1:12 PM on July 25, 2002

Britsh people realy do talk like that!
posted by i_cola at 3:33 PM on July 25, 2002

I live in Watford (for my sins) and yes, they do talk like that. Sorry.
posted by nedrichards at 10:10 AM on July 26, 2002

Beth, sorry..

British sense of irony and all that.
posted by Ragamuffin at 4:11 PM on July 26, 2002

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