Is this common knowledge? Is it true?
P.S. Fans of Twitter exchanges might enjoy this, presently still ongoing:
Jim Al-Khalili: Reminds me of time on hol in Med when I was mistaken for @MarcusduSautoy. But then he was once mistaken for @ProfBrianCox. Go figure.
Thomas Morris: When I worked at the BBC I was once approached in a bar and called a tw*t by a man who'd mistaken me for @bbcnickrobinson.
Nick Robinson: Sorry. No-one has ever said that to me! Other things...Think someone approached @AndrewMarr9 to say "You look like Andrew Marr you poor sod".
Andrew Marr: What happened was: Man in supermarket pursued me from aisle to aisle, silently. Then suddenly popped up at the cashier and said, "Ere you look just like that Andrew Marr (longish pause)... you poor sod!" Which I found curiously difficult to respond to.
P.S.S. And for those who like Twitter rants from BBC journalists, here's BBC World's Julia MacFarlane describing her flight today (well, it made me laugh anyway):
- No clearer sign of the decline of @British_Airways than their codesharing with Vueling, rickshaws of the skies. Makes EasyJet look luxurious.
- So many children are screaming and a woman is fighting with a man because he clipped a hole in her jumper. It's like feeding time at the zoo.
- Now a spotty Spanish teenager is testing my patience and sanity by playing the drums on the back of my seat with an empty drinks bottle.
- He's going to get a proper Scottish lamping if he doesn't cease and desist.
- If things couldn't get any worse, someone in the row behind sounds like he's contracted bubonic plague.
- He just coughed up a galleon of phlegm and I am searching for something I can use to end my life.
- If this plane crashes may my final tweets please be used in the court case to shut down this god awful airline.
- Never even heard of Vueling before today. Is it even real? The plane, judging by its state, appears to predate the magna carter.