Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Man sick of cold callers changes name to Pppppppppprice

A man so frustrated with a glut of cold-callers to his house landline decided to hit back by adding an extra nine Ps to his surname.

Leicester man Tim Pppppppppprice, 49 changed his name by deedpoll after being plagued with callers trying to sell him something day and night.

Tim, who spent £30 on his novel new name said: “It’s pronounced Tim Per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-rice,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“I hope the name acts like fly repellent to these people. When I rang the woman at the bank, she couldn’t stop laughing.”

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