This is going to be a long one, ladies. I apologize in advance.
Oh, Lex, what a tangled inter-web we weave...
You KNOW someone in production, do you? That's such a coincidence because when I headed over to The Town Bycycle (to see the reaction to the Door Sex Tweets) there was a ridiculously long submission attempting (badly) to debunk all connection between TH and EO.
That poster claimed to know someone in production as well. The poster also had a VERY distinctive grammar pattern. Now, I'm a language girl - that was my area of study and it's part of the job I do now, so I'm sensitive to language and the use of it - and as I was reading that post, I thought to myself, This is familiar. Very familiar.
AND then the poster used the phrase 'yellow pages.' Now to someone born in the US, yellow pages refers to a phone book's business directory. The same in the UK, I think (correct me if I'm wrong, Anon). But the poster used it to refer to tabloids. YOU"VE used it to refer to tabloids - Thread 3, post 156 - even though you were born in London and live in London. Remember, Lex, you were born in London and live there.
(Puts on NATO hat and researcher hat) Since you asked (even if you didn't), I'll tell you who uses the phrase 'yellow pages' or 'yellow magazines' to refer to tabloids: People from Russia and people from the areas that used to belong to Russia. So I would say you weren't born in London, I would say you were born in Russia, or maybe Georgia or Armenia or one of the Stans. Your language use supports that: Russian, Georgian and Armenian, they all have a case system (like Latin, Ancient Greek), and your grammar and syntax tell me that your native language is an inflected one. It is not English.
And 'Lex,' well, that's probably short for Aleksandra (always a popular one in Russia and Georgia and throughout the Caucasus.). Maybe you should use Alex or Aleksandra for your name here.
And as for knowing someone in production - no you don't. I don't need to give evidence for that, it's just common sense.