Popular comedic disorder, Tourette’s, which sees people swear their tits off at inappropriate moments, has been revealed as a hoax, it has been confirmed.

The founder of Tourette Syndrome, or ‘Tourette’s’, Georges Gilles de la Tourette has been exposed as a prankster who made the whole thing up just because he liked saying naughty words while in polite company.

The prank has been running for over 100 years, ever since Jean-Martin Charcot published the joke on behalf of Gilles de la Tourette in 1885. It was never meant as a serious paper, and featured in the ‘Viz comic’ of the time.

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However, for some reason doctors and physicians fell for the satire, and other pranksters kept the joke running by playing their parts and swearing profusely while in public.

The jape was exposed in a letter by Georges Gilles de la Tourette’s great grandson, Nobby, who confirmed it by stating:

It’s bollocks. My great grandad was taking the piss just because he liked saying the word fuck. Can’t believe people have believed it this long to be honest. Dick heads.

The admission was confirmed by psychologist Doctor Marvin Monroe, who added:

Of course it’s a load of bollocks. I mean, the idea that someone couldn’t help shouting the word ‘twat’ while in a restaurant is laughable. Psychology has been taken for a right tool with this one.

Tourette’s ‘sufferer’, Jason Ball, commented on his relief that the cat was finally out of the bag.

Thank god for that. I’ve been keeping this joke going for twenty-six years and it’s become quite tiresome. It’ll be nice not having to shout ‘suck my fatty trouser clangers’ whenever I see my nan now’.