I have lived in the United States my entire life and have never been to England. I was almost named a much more common boys' name, but there were two others in the maternity ward that weekend so my folks decided to go the other way. Way the other way.
I signed up for Twitter at the urging of my new boss in 2007, because she felt it might be a good avenue for outreach. I was lucky enough to get my first name, despite being Twitter User Number 7,160,892. However, I get a lot of tweets intended for the eyes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, which does not appear to have an official twitter presence. I've accepted this, as a cost of having a cool name, but this year it seemed like the abuse, while not directed specifically at me, the person, became particularly snarky and worth noting.
It actually started before midnight, innocuously enough, with a George Washington image macro: