@prehensile Y’know, I didn’t believe you. There was no way that was true. But what if it was? So I dug out my papers, and shit. You’re right :O
According to wikipedia the same dead judge also said
"It is a fearful thing to contemplate that when you are driving along the road, a heavy horse may at any moment drop from the sky on top of you"
which sounds like the first line of a hitchhiker's guide sequel
Just learned that when you change your name in the UK, you must include a little note that says you're intentionally ignoring a 1946 ruling by some judge who said that nobody can change their name without an act of parliament.
It still gets changed and everything, you just need to anger a ghost in a wig first
I absolutely do not understand how the law works
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