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#Bellogate Is the Most Hilarious Reply All Ever

Is this the worst reply-all email chain ever? Better question: is this the best reply-all email chain ever?

Last night, all 29,000 or so students at University College London (UCL) received an email from an address claiming to be the provost. It said one thing and one thing only: "bello!" — a phrase from the British comedy show Fonejacker.

Like any good students would do, they immediately started replying all and signing up the listserv to newsletters for dating sites, One Direction fan clubs, porn sites, and more. As a result of the shenanigans and thousands of incoming emails, #bellogate became the top trending topic on Twitter in the UK. For its part, the school issued a statement saying the listserv had been shut down.

It was fun while it lasted.

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