Freshers working hard on ridiculous personas

30-08-13

TEENAGERS about to start university are developing absurd new personalities in an attempt to seem interesting.

Troubled and full of mystery

Troubled and full of mystery

Experts are predicting this year’s student personas could be the most ridiculous yet, as social media intensifies the pressure to be unique.

18-year-old Tom Booker has decided to call himself ‘Tommo the Poet’ and begun wearing a trainer on his left foot and a boot on the right.

He said: “‘Tommo’ is a visionary wordsmith who gets laid most nights, as opposed to ‘Tom’ who works in the stock room at Argos and puts concealer on his spots.

“I’ve written the names of some musical icons on my stationary, after googling ‘old punk bands’.

“I’m going to tell everyone that my parents were punk poets who died of drug overdoses.

“It’s kind of true, I mean they’re dead inside from doing their corporate finance jobs. I still love them though of course.”

Emma Bradford is soon to start her first year at Warwick, and plans to call herself ‘DJ Bass Monkey’.

She said: “No one knows I’ve got a pony and I want to keep it that way.

“My university persona is urban and hedonistic, with a big coat, but still somewhat open to meeting rich boys and marrying into money.”

Careers advisor Julian Cook said: “Pretending to be cool for the first time can be intimidating.

“The main thing is don’t spray people with saliva when you talk and write the details of your ‘most illegal experience’ on your wrist for easy reference.”

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