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


> 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.


“Please. Just call me Bastard for short.”


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


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.