Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- HM The Tower of London
Ah yes of course, Emily Davison....I'm getting my Emmeline and my Emily mixed up.
It's easily done.
But then we don't know for sure if the Pankster wasn't also fond of equine annoyance. Maybe she did it in her spare time.
I’m very surprised to see this as I also have a memory of reading about Ricky Tomlinson’s death not too long ago. Definitely one for the “people you thought were dead” thread.
But surely the Mandela Effect posits that we slip universes or timelines or something and that's why we believe something to have happened that didn't (or the other way round). People 'misremembering' is something else (and probably the real reason). How can the Mandela Effect be 'behind people misremembering'? Either the Mandela Effect is in...er...effect, or people are misremembering - one or the other.BBC article today citing the Mandela effect as being behind people misremembering famous quotations from TV and movies.
Ricky is lovely. My Scouser workmates adore him.I’m very surprised to see this as I also have a memory of reading about Ricky Tomlinson’s death not too long ago. Definitely one for the “people you thought were dead” thread.
Are you possibly getting her mixed up with Emily Davidson? She was another suffragette almost as famous due to being killed after George V's horse collided with her at the 1913 Epsom Derby.I only found out recently that well known suffragette was named Emmeline Pankhurst & not Emily.
Could be a contributing factor, but seems Emmeline preferred to be called Emily so that adds to the mixup.Are you possibly getting her mixed up with Emily Davidson? She was another suffragette almost as famous due to being killed after George V's horse collided with her at the 1913 Epsom Derby.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...enerated-fake-trump-indictment-images/673513/Chris Moran, the head of editorial innovation at The Guardian, offered one such example. Last week, his team was contacted by a researcher asking why the paper had deleted a specific article from its archive. Moran and his team checked and discovered that the article in question hadn’t been deleted, because it had never been written or published: ChatGPT had hallucinated the article entirely. (Moran declined to share any details about the article. My colleague Ian Bogost encountered something similar recently when he asked ChatGPT to find an Atlantic story about tacos: It fabricated the headline “The Enduring Appeal of Tacos,” supposedly by Amanda Mull.)
The situation was quickly resolved but left Moran unsettled. “Imagine this in an area prone to conspiracy theories,” he later tweeted. “These hallucinations are common. We may see a lot of conspiracies fuelled by ‘deleted’ articles that were never written.”
Lawks, was one conceived in Saudi Arabia, another in Austria, and the third in a bush?Shortening of names can lead to much confusion. My youngest daughter's name is Riyadh. At home she's known as Addie, although when she was younger (and still sometimes) I call her Libby (long story, favourite book when she was small).
As a result, one of my workmates thought I had three separate daughters: one called Riyadh, one called Addie and one called Libby. As I do have three daughters, but the other two are Vienna and Fern, this caused much confusion when they met my children.
I also know an Evangeline who is always always known as Evie.
So Emmeline being shortened to, and known as, Emily, would be perfectly common, just confusing when both forms of her name are used. We should agree on one and stick to it!
Ha. No, not to my knowledge! Vienna is named after the Ultravox song, and Riyadh after an Al Stewart song. Fern was going to be Willow, but we were still hoping for a boy to be called William and Willow and William sounded like the twee-est twin names ever, so she was Fern.Lawks, was one conceived in Saudi Arabia, another in Austria, and the third in a bush?
My dad goes by his middle name which is fun. We have to remember to use his actual first name for official things.I have a friend called Ross, who I’ve known since childhood. It wasn’t until the exchange of vows at his wedding ceremony that I found out his given name is actually Kevin which caused me to do a proper cartoon double take. Ross doesn’t appear in his ‘proper’ name at all, either first or middle.
At the risk of a slapped wrist for mentioning a political figure, it has been reported that Boris Johnson is univerally known to his family and friends as Al - the shortened form of his first name, Alexander. “Boris” is just a sort of trading name for his bumbling comedic political character which he adopted at Eton College in the late 1970s.
My Grandma’s sister was aunty Jean. Only at her funeral did I find out she was really Jane. Did someone get dyslexic at some point? All the right letters but not necessarily in the right order.
My maternal grandmother was never known by her first name, always by her middle name, or a shortened version of it.My dad goes by his middle name which is fun. We have to remember to use his actual first name for official things.