As a wise nun once sang: let's start at the very beginning...
It all began with this very amusing Buzzfeed post:
This is our Polish builder, Olaf. He moved to the UK a month ago and can't understand why people keep staring at him. pic.twitter.com/VqjvH2jGBH— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) May 28, 2014
It was, as you can see, retweeted multiple times - but not everybody realised Harvey was joking:
It had been RTed onto my timeline one too many times and I presumed that you must have all seen it. I was mistaken.— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) May 28, 2014
Most incredibly, those who believed Harvey's tweet included Stephen Fry himself. No, really. He got wind of the picture due to people @-tweeting him about it, and replied to Harvey:
.@mrnickharvey WHAT??? Are you serious? I mean ... I don't usually see similarities but I know I don't have a shirt like that. *faints*— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 28, 2014
Until he realised...
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 28, 2014
The tweets went round Twitter like wildfire, leading to this:
Which, as Harvey pointed out, was crazy:
That's just bonkers.— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) May 28, 2014
But then it was back to business as usual...
Wife: You convinced Stephen Fry that he was actually a Polish builder.
Wife: Have you hoovered yet?
Wife: I hate twitter.— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) May 28, 2014