TIL that in 1999 a British man, angered at being charged £20 for going £10 overdrawn, legally changed his name to “Yorkshire Bank plc are Fascist Bastards” just to receive a return cheque in that name to settle the account.

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holy crap. i wish i had this dedication to principles

Yesyesyes1899

> A young girl, who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth, was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast-guard spokesman commented: “This sort of thing is all too common these days.” This reads like something out of the newspapers from Sim City 2000.

WantToBeBetterAtSex

“Please. Just call me Bastard for short.”

cleverlane

*James bond voice* “The names bastards, Yorkshire plc are fascist bastards”

SexyTimePsychonaut

Glad they stopped this practice. I can’t even begin to tell you how much money I lost to overdraft charges while I was a student. £1 overdrawn was an instant £30 charge. Then they took it a step further by trying to sell me an anti-overdraft feature, where you had to pay £15 a month so that your account would decline payments if there was insufficient funds.

Mr-Klaus