back to article Theresa or Teresa May? Twitter confuses nude model and new PM

What's the difference between the UK's Prime Minister-designate and a glamour model who appeared in the Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up video? None at all, says Twitter. Popular microblogging website Twitter was awash with tweets about Theresa May this afternoon, following the news that the Home Secretary will replace Prime …

  1. LeeE Silver badge

    New PM

    Soooo... We have a new PM. Judging by past history, we'll soon be involved in a new war*

    *Although this one is more like the mid-term Brown appointment, so perhaps not.

    1. LesB

      Re: New PM

      I'm sure there will be a general election shortly. After all, no less a person than Theresa May expressed the view that a PM without a democratic mandate wasn't an altogether good thing. Though maybe that was only when the PM in question was Gordon Brown?

      http://conservativehome.blogs.com/columnists/2007/08/theresa-may-m-3.html

    2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: New PM

      "Although this one is more like the mid-term Brown appointment, so perhaps not."

      That was followed by a financial meltdown, although, to be fair, he'd been working on it for years before it happened.

    3. Havin_it
      Joke

      Re: New PM

      Isn't "the mid-term Brown appointment" one of Teresa's videos?

      1. Smooth Newt Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: New PM

        I'm just waiting for for the first big media organisation to book the wrong one to open a new academy school/get their kit off.

  2. Zebo-the-Fat

    My mistake

    Ahhhh.... I thought our new PM was going to be Imelda May!

    http://evoke.ie/showbiz/imelda-may-interview-babies-touring-turning-40

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: My mistake

      Where is the air valve?

      Whatever that is which is on that picture cannot be naturally supported without a lot of air under pressure :)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just twitter?

    The +/- "h" was first noted by the BBC when Theresa was first appointed to the shadow cabinet. If you dig that article it has pictures of both.

    1. tony72

      Re: Just twitter?

      You have an excellent memory, sir A/C. I believe this is the article of which you speak, from way back in 2001;

      "One of the more bizarre events to occur in months since she became an MP was when it emerged that Mrs May had namesake in the porn industry.

      Teresa May (notice the absent 'h') is a soft porn star but given the similarities in their names there have been various occasions when people have tried to book the politician."

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Just twitter?

      Strange as it may seem the porn star would make the better PM, at least she wouldn't be leading the Stasi as the one we will be getting will.

      1. veti Silver badge

        Re: Just twitter?

        Too right. Is it too late to nominate Teresa for the job?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Just twitter?

          I have vague memories of an interview with them both on the today programme. Or I could be imagining it.

      2. TomChaton

        "...at least she wouldn't be leading the Stasi"

        Well, the uniforms would probably be better

  4. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    As if someone in the porn industry would sink as low as it is neccessary to lead the tories.

    1. Baldy50
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      Fooking priceless!

    2. Pedigree-Pete Bronze badge
      Thumb Up

      Politics.

      As if someone in the porn industry would sink as low as it is necessary to be a politician. PP

      TFTFY (incl spelling).

  5. BebopWeBop Silver badge

    Teresa May's Punishment Party

    That will be held in the Home Office then - a leaving party?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Put the H back in and it is probably the soon to be new name for the Conservatives.

    2. Fibbles

      Teresa May's Punishment Party

      I'm sure James Murdoch is awaiting his invite with bated breath.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twitter confuses nude model and new PM

    Easy: one gets large payloads dumped on them regularly and the other wants to dump large payloads on others.

  7. zanshin

    It's not just Twitter

    Inspired by the article, I tried looking up "Teresa May" on Google. At first, it decided I must surely mean "Theresa May", but at least offered to let me perform what I actually asked in case I really had meant it.

    Even when I confirmed what I meant, though, the results were dominated by the UK's new PM. So I tried adding "-Theresa", at which point I was offered matches only for "Teresa May" ... several which were still actually talking about the PM.

    Switching that last result over to image search, about half of the first row of images are of the PM. Which has to be quite deflating to anyone actually hoping for pics of the soft porn star.

    1. Voyna i Mor Silver badge

      Re: It's not just Twitter

      Perhaps Google knows more about me than even I do, but when I tried entering "teresa may" her site was the first thing that came up.

      Perhaps in the interim she's invoked some kind of Google "right to be remembered."

    2. Mephistro Silver badge
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      Re: It's not just Twitter

      "...has to be quite deflating to anyone..."

      Kudos to you, Mr. Zanshin, for your extremely accurate use of the word 'deflating'!

    3. veti Silver badge

      Re: It's not just Twitter

      Yep, Google's "helpful" parsing of search results jumped the shark long ago. I think it's actually impossible to perform many searches now, as Google simply won't believe you want them.

    4. Ian Emery Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: It's not just Twitter

      Have you tried switching off "Safe Search" mode??

      I do agree with another reply though, auto"correction" is a PITA when trying to search for something obscure.

      (Switching it off and on again is a highly technical process that shouldnt be performed by non-professionals).

      1. Mr Dogshit

        Re: Have you tried switching off "Safe Search" mode??

        Have you fucking tried not fucking using fucking Google?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: It's not just Twitter

        That's another example. It's no longer possible to switch off Safe Search. You can switch it on, but there is no "off" state. There "on" and "let Google decide". Try this experiment: Do a Google image search for "naked". You see naked people, but 95% of them are censored or carefully posed so as not to show anything. Now repeat the experiment on Bing. Initially the results will be even tamer, but unlike Google they present you with an option to turn Safe Search off. Upon doing so, you will indeed see lots unobscured naked bodies.

        Of course it is possible to see explicit images on Google, but you have to ask for them very clearly, because there's no option to tell it to stop second-guessing what you want. And if what you actually want is neither porn nor G-rated, it can make your task quite difficult indeed.

  8. Scott Broukell

    Oh well . . .

    Andrea led some people up the garden path and Angela thinks she is pretty Regal, so Theresa May or may not.

  9. s. pam
    Facepalm

    Can we have the page 3 Theresa May instead please!

    Just sex, we're British please!

  10. Phil W

    Gaping chasm

    Left leg is called "wealthy London" and right leg is called "rest of the country" ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Gaping chasm

      It's blankety blank time.

      Parliament is in the middle because it's full of _____

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Gaping chasm

        ...it's full of _____ and ________

        FTFY

        1. Mephistro Silver badge

          Re: Gaping chasm

          "...it's full of _____ and ________"

          Yeah, the similarities with a brothel are just amazing!

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Gaping chasm

            Only up to a point. At least whores are up front about their whoring.

            And they screw you the good way.

    2. GitMeMyShootinIrons

      Re: Gaping chasm

      "Left leg is called "wealthy London" and right leg is called "rest of the country" ?"

      I guess that means that some of the towns around the periphery of the M25 would be the gaping chasm. A fitting description for Slough or Watford...

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Theresa or Teresa May?

    given the powers one of them is due to hold, combined with her record of bulldozing online privacy, all jokes and sarcastic tit-bits (including, but not limited to this one) will be duly recorded and acted upon in due course.

  12. Doctor_Wibble
    Trollface

    Teresa Typo Twitter Titter

    Or some such...

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Perhaps US media just needed an excuse…

    … to keep abreast of the situation in the UK…?

  14. Adam Jarvis
    Big Brother

    Heil Hitler!

    I find the easiest way to rememeber Theresa May (with a H) is associate her with the phrase 'Heil Hitler!'. I haven't got it wrong since.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Stasi Nation

    Welcome to the terrifying New World order under May

    1. Shades

      Re: Stasi Nation

      Yep. In a bid to remove those unelected politicians telling us what to do we now have an unelected politician telling us what to do. Sterling work there Brexiters.

      "But, but, but, she said she'd abide by the Brexit vote"

      Oh, so NOW you believe a politician, after all the lies that got us into this mess? Well she's got what ALL politicians want, to rise to the top, now she is there ALL bets are off I'm afraid. So yeah, Sterling work Brexiters!

      1. codejunky Silver badge

        Re: Stasi Nation

        @ Shades

        "Yep. In a bid to remove those unelected politicians telling us what to do we now have an unelected politician telling us what to do. Sterling work there Brexiters."

        Thank you. I am pretty happy about it too. I dont really like May but I didnt like the EU politicians who placed themselves above ours and demand money for their jollies. But dont you worry shades it is still the party we voted for last time and come the next GE we can vote for a different one if we want! Or if May is surprisingly good we might re-elect the Tories (not sure what the odds will be like for that one).

        "Oh, so NOW you believe a politician, after all the lies that got us into this mess? "

        Yet again you show why we are so happy to tell the EU where to shove its politicians. As you point out, people tend not to trust them. So lets get rid of politicians who dont need an electorate and instead have a system where we can vote them out. And maybe even vote for a change to the election system if we dont like it!

        "Well she's got what ALL politicians want, to rise to the top"

        Blair did hope to go further. That guy under serious investigation for some time was aiming to be president of the EU! Imagine that and the plan to have an EU army! The middle east peace envoy could bring his flavour of peace to even more of the middle east!

        On an oddly positive note for feminism there will be another female PM! If anyone would like some amusement head over to the guardian to watch them perform mental gymnastics and argue against May while trying to hold on to their militant feminist views.

  16. AlexS
    Pint

    Joey Tempest at least will allow me to keep my Europe passport.

  17. TheVogon Silver badge

    Parties

    On the subject of party leaders, it's time for anyone who doesn't live off benefits to invest £3 so you can vote to keep Corbyn as leader and ensure Labour remain unelectable...Best 3 quid I ever spent.

  18. Ian Emery Silver badge

    Teresa and her chief whip

    Maybe T without a H and her party could win the next election; they certainly couldnt make as big a mess as the last 2 decades of tosspots.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Teresa and her chief whip

      2 decades of tossers leading the Country...You correctly assume T without a H probably has enough tossers, following her, to win.

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is going to end badly.

    You just know now this is going to end badly for the UK and the Conservatives. As a European, for me, however hard I try to like Tory Policies, my instincts beg to differ.

    Which is like Theresa May trying to implement the UK's exit from the EU.

    1. John G Imrie Silver badge

      Re: This is going to end badly.

      Are you suggesting that Theresa is going to have problems pulling out as she has less experience than Teresa?

  20. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    In other news, poorly constructed headline lures readers who think that PM non-elect May doesn't know how to use Twitter.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Bah!

      "In other news, poorly constructed headline lures readers who think that PM non-elect May doesn't know how to use Twitter."

      She (much as I dislike her) was elected the same way as any other MP. Try learning how our system works. The only people who voted for Cameron are those in his Witney constituency. No one else got a say in that yet he became PM.

      Depending on your leanings, did you have a problem with Brown or Major being "unelected" PMs?

      1. Stevie Silver badge

        Re: Bah!

        Oh John, you impetuous boy, I was born and raised in The Heart of England, and lived and worked there for 30 years. Even had my own consultancy when that was considered a low-class form of IT employment. Belive me, I know how The Sytem works.

  21. GavinC

    Screwed!

    So... one of them makes a living screwing people. And the other's a porn star?

  22. Santa from Exeter

    Differences

    The only evidence of a difference so far is that, apparently, Teresa (no H) has only screwed 13 people at once.

  23. Timbo

    Surely, this should have happened?

    I wonder what's going on in the politics world.

    Cameron supported Remain and when Leave won the referendum, so he quit.

    And now we will have another Remain supporter as PM who surely should have resigned as well...along with all the other Govt Remain supporters.

    Then, the opposition party members who supported Remain should have quit and then we could have had a nice General Election and fill the Houses of Parliament with people who want to Leave.

    (Unless of course the electorate have changed their mind in the meantime).

    This would then have been fair and everyone would then have had a say in who was the new PM...not some crazy scheme where a limited number of Tories supported one candidate and everyone else either got a handful of votes or else they stood down.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Surely, this should have happened?

      To be fair, there wouldn't be many left in Parliament, if all the ones that support remain quit. About 2/3rds across the main parties isn't it?

      And it seems pretty clear that the constituency voters knew very well their MPs position on it, before voting for them in the first place. That's how democracy works.

      If they claim not to know, well, too bad, C minus, must try harder, and have a think about what the phrase "responsible citizen" might mean.

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Surely, this should have happened?

      "And now we will have another Remain supporter as PM who surely should have resigned as well...along with all the other Govt Remain supporters."

      Mays choice of side was strategic. She chose the side she thought would win. Note how she was barely noticeable during the referendum campaign. Note also how she was stamped on not once but twice by the EU over the Snoopers Charter and especially note that she is on record as wanting out of the ECHR which by definition would mean leaving the EU.

      1. Not That Andrew

        Re: Surely, this should have happened?

        You have to have signed the ECHR to be in the EU, but that's a totally separate treaty from the EU.

  24. GrapeBunch

    Congrats to you Brits for democratically electing jazz singer Imelda May as your new prime minister. Beauty over Fear, Art over Twaddle.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Is it just me or does Official Theresa also look reasonably tidy? Ahhh if only I was 10 years older ;)

  25. Bucky 2
    Paris Hilton

    Gaping chasm

    ...mustn't...make...sexist...joke...mustn't...make...sexist...joke

  26. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why keep the roles separate?

    Italy had Ilona Staller; why do we need two separate T[h]eresas?

  27. cortland

    Grammar?

    Cameron can't; Theresa MAY.

  28. RealTeresaMay

    Yaaaawn. Nice cheap gutter press but thanks for the free publicity

  29. RealTeresaMay

    Yaaaaawn

    Typical gutter press after a cheap story. The comparison between Theresa May the prime Minister and me is so old and unoriginal. But hey, thanks for the free publicity even if you have to stoop so low as to raid my twitter time line.

  30. TheVogon Silver badge

    "cheap story"

    I see what you mean - most of yours are quite expensive!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562138/

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