There are a lot of things I could say (and none of them good) about today’s piece in the Mail: The shocking story of how a church group girl cried rape and what it tells us about Britain (doesn’t link directly to the Mail so don’t panic!), but being as almost everyone who reads this blog can probably guess what I think about the prosecution of a 15 year old “rape liar”, I’m just going to focus on one small part of the article:

“Casual sex among young teenagers would seem to be endemic. Take this recent conversation on Facebook between two of Lucy’s friends; a boy and a girl aged 15. The boy begins by asking her what­ ­‘sexual stuff’ she will do for him. Her replies are too graphic to repeat here.

She then asks the boy if he wants sex with her. ‘Wen,’ [when] he inquires. ‘Whenever you want,’ she tells him. ‘So is that a yak [yes],’ he asks, adding that the following ­Friday could be a possible date for their encounter. ‘Yeah,’ is her emphatic answer.

Or this admission from another female friend. ‘Had a great weekend with . . . except for herpes, that s*** stays with you.’

The girl ‘with herpes’ is 15. Her father, according to one woman who knows the family, would be ­‘horrified if he knew’. The girl is also a member of the youth club.”

See, now the problem with so-called journalists trawling through teenagers’ Facebook pages is that sometimes they just don’t understand the references being made. Like that bit about herpes for instance –  it’s a movie quote ffs!

It comes from the 2009 film The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper and a bunch of other people I’ve never heard of. The actual quote is:

“Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That shit’ll come back with you”

You can listen to it here

And it’s such a  well known/oft used quote, it’s even made it into Urban Dictionary.

Yeah ok, so the young woman misquoted it slightly, but I don’t think that’s really grounds for her dad being “horrified if he knew“, do you?