Was it Sir Terry who started rumours about his death?

COMMENT: A move in the right direction but still not a win for all

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The only thing I know about ‘tweeting’ is that it involves the dissemination of information so achingly trivial that it does not even justify the description of gossip.

But like gossip, it has the ability to spread lies with the speed of a bushfire.

Sir Terry Wogan (a dedicated Tweeter apparently) discovered as much this week when the rumour of his death sped around this particular social network.

Apparently, he had been electrocuted while playing with a Scalextrix set and this sad news immediately began to ‘trend.’ Don’t ask me what this means.

It was such an original and characteristically quirky way for the old boy to meet his Maker that it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if he started the rumour himself.