Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Woman to be disciplined by Exeter University after being named 'Britain’s most uptight student' by dating website

From the Independent

A student is set to be disciplined by her university after she was crowned “Britain’s Most Uptight Student” by a dating website – even though it is now reported that her "claim to fame" had been made up as a joke.

Elina Desaine, a Latvian-born student at Exeter University, won £500 in cash for her favourite charity and a year’s supply of communion wafers for her supposedly puritan habits – which, it was claimed, included keeping a “friendship list” of her “little old ladies” and praying with “up to three men a week”.

But now Desaine is being punished because her win “may cause reputational damage to the university”, according to a spokesperson for the University of Exeter.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Nice one.

Ian Hills said...

I'd like to know what the faculty gets up to. A drugs raid might be very revealing.

AndrewWS said...

Well, the place always was known as "Sexeter".

James Higham said...

and a year’s supply of communion wafers for her supposedly puritan habits

Like it.

Ralph Musgrave said...

Also: man arrested for eight hours for telling un-PC Mandela joke, which was – “My PC takes so long to shut down I’ve decided to call it Nelson Mandela.” See:

Please pass the joke on, and see if you too can get yourself arrested.

Mark Wadsworth said...

RM, Jeez, that's depressing. Either a joke is funny or it isn't, that is the only relevant metric.

As it happens, the joke is not that funny, but that makes him a poor comedian and not a criminal. Or else Lenny Henry would have been locked up for life years ago.