I've often thought we needed a word to describe someone (usually famous) dying whom, until you heard the sad news, you wrongly believed died years ago.

In which I Carter a phrase

I am inventing a brand new phrase which, from here on in, means to invent a brand new phrase. And you are not allowed to use that phrase ironically, because I have copyright on it, and only permit you to use it in a totally non-ironic sense.


It's time to face reality, my friends. I appreciate the irony of this coming from me of all people, but there is simply too much crap on the Internet.