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How low have you sunk to earn a few quid? Have you ever been paid a tenner by a stranger in the street to crap in a jar? Me neither. Tell us about the depraved or humiliating lengths you've gone to in order to raise cash.

(, Thu 10 Jul 2014, 15:35)
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you can refuse payment if their money isn't in the right format
smaller coins are only legal tender as follows:

1p and 2p coins - up to 20 pence only
5p and 10p coins - up to £5 only
20p and 50p coins - up to £10 only
£1, £2, £5 and £20 coins up to any amount

shut up, i think it's mildly interesting/useful to know.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 16:54, 156 replies)
yeh an u can pay with postage stamps an dey hav 2 accept it cuz dey iz legal tender innit

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:06, closed)
I usually pay for my frosty jacks with coppers, and they neither know nor care it appears...
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:12, closed)
Yeah, but it's well known on the internet that you accept payment in the form of swigs of meths.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:34, closed)
WELL. this isn't very LOVELY
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:36, closed)
Hey, it's not MY fault you decided to work for Frisbee Adam's EXTREME Internet Lawyerman Firm.
We all WARNED you that going to work for a man who's office is a park lavatory and who slurps jizz from an upturned Frisbee might not be the best career-move for you, but would you listen?
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:42, closed)

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:44, closed)
:D Wonderful.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:50, closed)
I thought I'd invente dthe term 'jizzbee'.
Turns out it was DG.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:54, closed)
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:56, closed)
this is before all the tumbleweed

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:50, closed)
Poor, poor baldmonkey (RIP).
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:11, closed)

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:05, closed)
i suppose meths is better than jizz
but still :(
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:51, closed)
See? I WAS being lovely.
I'm like God like that, you don't always get to see that I was being LOVELY until LATER.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:54, closed)

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:27, closed)
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:33, closed)
i wonder which plague they will give you
i hope it's locusts
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:34, closed)
(^(^;;^)^) YAY! FEEDING TIME!
(^(^;;^)^) GO TEAM SPIDERS!
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:36, closed)
fucking hell, who would you cheer for in that?
i hope they all eat each other. shudder.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:43, closed)
(^(^;;^)^) GO TEAM SPIDERS!
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 19:04, closed)
you know those spiders killed and ate ding, right?
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 19:07, closed)
Ding WILL return!
Oh yes!
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 19:26, closed)
yeah this is bollocks
I'm not sure you understand precisely what 'legal tender' means.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 17:59, closed)
typical compliance, weighing in but understanding nothing
in the context of a debt, it has a very narrow meaning. go and look on the royal mint website. that might explain it in words of one syllable.

and thank you for making this even more dull for everyone else. again, typical compliance bod.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:27, closed)
Yes, a very narrow meaning which in real life has no bearing on transactions.
Debit cards? Not legal tender. Credit cards? Not legal tender. Electronic money? Not legal tender either. Are you trying to say that retailers will insist only on 'legal tender'? They can accept payment in any form they see fit.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:32, closed)
see, this is why you are the chump who is always stuck by himself at the christmas party
it was a tiny little point that was mildly interesting, and now you've gone and ruined it by trying to expand it and show off.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:33, closed)
I dunno ... a less convoluted interpretation of this might be that you said something wrong and somebody else corrected you
I don't want to quash your naive enthusiasm, but that wouldn't be the first time this has happened on the internet.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 19:19, closed)
A more interesting fact would be...
No bank notes are legal tender in Scotland, including Scottish bank notes. No Scottish Bank notes are legal tender in England and Wales either but people accept them because as dozer pointed out they can accept payment in any form they see fit.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:08, closed)
...but 'legal tender' has no real application in real life
In everyday transactions, 'legal tender' is meaningless. Hence why you can use debit & credit cards.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:34, closed)
I know. I was agreeing with you.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:27, closed)
Fair enough then.

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 7:46, closed)
You agreed with dozer. Your self respect just turned up here in a taxi, looking for a new home
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 7:46, closed)
When he's right he's right

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 13:05, closed)
well, no he isn't
people can choose what they want to accept, but they can't force someone else to accept it. it has to be mutual.

it's too boring to go into, unless you work in compliance and it's exciting compared to your actual job.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 13:26, closed)
I don't think there's a prize for the dullest thread of the year, soz

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 13:53, closed)
you and badger could fight it out to be the judge

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 15:04, closed)
he's roughly the same size as my left arm

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 15:06, closed)
it'd be like a left handed wank

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:10, closed)
Sexy as fuck.

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:20, closed)
it'd be like watching an elderly chimp wanking with a tootsie roll

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:55, closed)
...which is the point.
'Legal tender' only has a very slim meaning and has zero bearing on what can be accepted as payment for goods or services.

So, while you are correct about small denominations not being legal tender for sums over afew pounds, it's entirely incorrect to say that it's a basis for refusal.

To reiterate, if legal tender meant the basis for acceptance of payment then you couldn't shop online. So your post was both boring and incorrect.

Welcome to Ringoland.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:12, closed)
you would never ever get a job in a proper role

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:55, closed)
I defend 150k complaint cases, acksherley

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 17:58, closed)
If 'swipe's wrong, someone needs to tell the Only Connect team.
They based a question in the final on exactly this info. And we all know Victoria speaks only truth... and filth.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 18:29, closed)
she is very wrong in thinking that legal tender status has any bearing on acceptability for payment in general transactions
Fo sho me nigga.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 18:37, closed)
but the post only refers to coins
it was meant to be a tiny bit of info about paying with coins. not a lecture on bartering with animals and oral sex. my god, you could suck the life out of an s-club party.

not that you'd ever be invited to a party. because, you know. shit and dull.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 18:49, closed)
...but legal tender status has no bearing on whether or not a vendor will accept coins
For a solicitor you have extremely poor deduction and reasoning skills.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 18:54, closed)
wow, plummie, I may have missed a trick or two
but wtf did swipe do to wind you up so much? You seem 'absurdly antagonised'*

*upset on the internet etc
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 19:24, closed)
Blue balls

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 21:16, closed)
Ah, so you are qualified to judge legals as well as literature and academia?
No wonder you're the only person wherever you go that knows anything about anything, eh?
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 21:15, closed)
you outlined the legal meaning of 'legal tender', yet you are still insisting it applies to situations outside of that definition.
You are, by your own admittance, wrong here.

Yet still you bash away.

It's a bit silly really.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 21:35, closed)
But I never intended to define it
You are taking a silly point on semantics. Because you are a deathly dull tedious gimp.

Go and sit on your moribund cat and put it out of its misery.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:00, closed)
hey, my cat is in great nick for 15

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:29, closed)
Stop fighting. It's upsetting.

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:55, closed)
Or these
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 11:38, closed)
It's dozer. If you don't know what that means, well...
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:40, closed)
...it means that I know 'legal tender' is a term bandied around by bores and know-nothing wikipedia warriors trying to look all clever on the internet

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:43, closed)
You should wiki "friends"
Maybe it would help you make some
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:46, closed)
you should wiki 'gastric band'

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:47, closed)
I did
It had a picture of a bald Scottish twat in a shit sweatshirt
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:49, closed)
That was fucking stupid, even by your cetacean standards.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:50, closed)
I know
What were you thinking when you bought it?
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:52, closed)
when I bought your cretinous messageboard post?
Come on swipe, you can do better.

Then again, going by your carcrash love life you prolly can't.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:57, closed)
I know you struggle with basic concepts
So I shall spell it out for you you. What were you thinking when you bought a turd coloured sweatshirt with "shit" written unnecessarily across it?
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:00, closed)
it was a cool label.
Also, you're a drivel-brained pillock.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:02, closed)
this is by far the hottest flirting I've read for weeks

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:05, closed)
hey, I have a strict 'no fat chix' rule.

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:07, closed)
no doubt 'rachelswipe' will do a 'hilarious' strikethrough to indicate that it is in fact a strict 'no chix' rule

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:08, closed)

It would be as unnecessary as the shit on your sweatshirt
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:10, closed)
...and on your bedsheets after your pooplay session with PsychoChomp.
Combining scat with a disability fetish is pretty kinky though, I'll give you that.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:13, closed)
Urgh, don't give me anything

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:24, closed)
PsychoChimp massaged his runny mudcakes into your flabby dugs while he sang 'wonderwall' to you, puffing on his inhaler betwwen verses, piggy little rape raisin eyes leering at you through the misted up spectacles of the Milton Keynes Masked Rapist.
And then it just got sexier.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:28, closed)

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 3:23, closed)
Apart from The Toddit of course.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 3:24, closed)
The worst thing is
He is so jealous, he had 15 deathwanks whilst writing that
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 7:45, closed)

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 22:32, closed)

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 22:42, closed)
deathwank by bees

(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 12:19, closed)
They can also decline it in any form they see fit.
Legal Tender, as you point out, has no useful meaning in a retail context.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 17:13, closed)
Swipe needs a bit of help here.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 21:40, closed)
And them Scotch notes, you don't have to take them.
You do have to take them.
(pick one)
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:40, closed)

notes for some bizarre reason, they are making that decision, not us...
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:43, closed)
share if you think this is a disgrace

(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:41, closed)
I paid for my Mercedes in £2 coins.
I was very popular at the dealership. They were particularly complimentary about my Super Mario costume.
(, Mon 14 Jul 2014, 21:51, closed)
^This is why replies etc...

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 9:43, closed)
bloody hell Swipey, you've turned into Fathelm, going by the number of replies here.

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 20:22, closed)
Nah, they're all dumbdozer

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:01, closed)
^ fat and wrong

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:03, closed)
it's almost exactly 50/50
I appreciate being a solicitor is unfathomably fucking dull and you're just biding time until you're replaced by computers and can creep off to an unloved death ... but seriously ... this is even duller and more pointless than that.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:11, closed)
But you've read it all
Which makes you even worse!
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:27, closed)
have I fuck

(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:35, closed)
Pedalling! Classic internet!
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:43, closed)
you're a bit dim
No offence like.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2014, 22:51, closed)
For an alleged lawyer, you're not really very good at arguments if you move past the 'NO U' stage.

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:02, closed)
Have you actually met a solicitor who's genuinely bright though?
They're all the sort of dreary pricks at secondary school whose parents have told them they're ever so special and clever and who think they 'win' every discussion because they're too thick to hear anything except their own witless rehashing of whatever trite argument they read in Hello magazine. They're glorified office clerks.

They probably eat fucking ryvita and low-fat cream cheese for a treat.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:05, closed)
how do you define "genuinely bright" then?

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:17, closed)
you wouldn't understand, dear

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:38, closed)
probably not
because i don't believe that posts on b3ta are the measurement of someone's intellect.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:28, closed)
Except you quite demonstrably do.

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:04, closed)
i also take into account things like shoving metal through your face and wearing SHIT clothes
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:06, closed)
yerr ... it's impossible to determine that somebody is a bit dull witted based on the consistently dull witted stuff they say

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:11, closed)
you'd better hope it isn't

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:12, closed)
Christ ... you occasionally show glimmers of self-awareness and then plummet back to these fairholme levels
sad times
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:26, closed)
it's almost like i don't care what i type

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:32, closed)
Now, Wormulus, there was a internet lawyer who could argue.
He was alright for an indoor scarf-wearing cockhound.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:29, closed)
you wouldn't catch that foppish nobend eating dry biscuits and calorie-free spread over a tear-stained keyboard

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:39, closed)
what's wrong with ryvitas?
especially the seeded dipping crackers?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:28, closed)
nothing at all
they allow gloomy clerks and secretaries to hate yourselves a little less as you tramp pointlessly towards your graves
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:10, closed)
tut tut tut. truly shocking grammar by shambles.
if we're judging intellect on internet posts, well... bottom of the special class for you.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:12, closed)
you're really not equipped for this conversation

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:25, closed)
what, i'm not sneering and superior enough,

wah wah wah.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:31, closed)
You're not bright enough to appreciate that you're out of your depth.
Imagine you're a child standing behind a wall that's too tall for you to see over. Everybody else is watching events on the other side and talking about them. You keep asking questions and hopping up onto your tiptoes and tugging on people's shirts, thinking you're involved. That's essentially what it's like for bright people to attempt a conversation with you.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:52, closed)
wait a minute - you think YOU'RE bright?
hahahahahaha. best. joke. EVER.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:47, closed)
I know I'm bright.
I have a doctorate in something extremely complicated and I invent extremely clever things for large amounts of money for a living.

I don't want to sound mean or owt but I'm so far out of your intellectual league that we may as well be different species.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:17, closed)
reduced to bragging about qualifications and earnings online?
wow. that is cool AND clever AND totally proves your point.

and also marshmallow's, much as it pains me to admit it. for someone who claims to earn a lot, that garden looked like the back of a council house in stoke.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:23, closed)
...your friend Battered does this all the time but you never raise this point.

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:30, closed)
shambles just seemed to be taking the internet a bit seriously
nobody cares whether he has a gcse or ten doctorates, nobody cares whether he earns £1 or £1M, but he seems to think it was a good thing to say. i am disappoint. i thought he was more moral and lofty than into filthy lucre. he might as well buy a tv and have done with it :(

it's like hearing the pope preaching about how to have phone sex :((
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:32, closed)
oh petal
you really are bad at this, aren't you?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:34, closed)
what, gardening?
no, that'd be you... maybe you could get another doctorate in lawn management?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:35, closed)
what are you prattling on about, typist?

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:39, closed)
*recites list of qualifications and salary in desperate bid to look impressive ON THE INTERNET*

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:43, closed)
are you having a breakdown?
I'm brighter than you. That's not the end of the world, pet. Most people are cleverer than you and I'm cleverer than most people. Which bit of this has come as a surprise? And why are we talking about lawn maintenance?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:50, closed)
there is absolutely no way that you are brighter than i am
you come across as a bit of an autist, but not a remotely bright one. sorry to burst your dim little bubble, doodle.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:20, closed)
you're thick
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:39, closed)
now you made it sound all cyberish :(
and that's Nasty

better pay another poly for a doctorate. the last one isn't standing you in such good stead.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:44, closed)
that was a bit nasty
For a split second I thought your previous post was serious.

My sincere apologies. There is no dignity in mocking one's inferiors.
(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 12:21, closed)
only one person here has been reduced to squawking about their "achievements"
you've got a good imagination. i'll give you that.
(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 13:38, closed)
herp derp
"You think you're tall."
"I'm a 6'10 professional basketball player."
"Oh my god I can't believe you're bragging about your height on the internet."

"He thinks he's posh."
"I went to Eton and I'm a baronet."
"Oh my god I can't believe he's bragging about his poshness on the internet."

Come on, love. You're not this thick.
(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 13:58, closed)
there is not one single thing in what you type
that makes you look anything much above "mildly retarded". you can make up as many degrees as you like, it won't change it. try typing something smart, that might.
(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:03, closed)
That's priceless!
Povvo pizza-boy thinks he's rich AND rich.

The only thing he can measure in the hundreds of thousands are posts on an ailing message board. But I am enjoying how upset you've made him - do carry on.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 19:18, closed)
But I'm not trying to have an argument
If you are, then I think you'll find you might be a tiny bit.... UPSET.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:14, closed)

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:24, closed)
Yeah, I see
I see your tears of rage and upset
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:36, closed)

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:38, closed)

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:40, closed)
Is this the right room for an argument?

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:33, closed)
dozer tried, but went off to weep about his dying cat and to fill in a few forms
shambles and badger are trying to get a circle jerk going.

can i interest you in either of those?

or a ryvita?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:34, closed)
Hit him with the pizza-oven!
You'll be rewarded with instant ignore and desperate thread-deletion.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:33, closed)

what could i say that he hasn't already reproached himself with?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:40, closed)
I had to take Dozer off of Ignore, to see what this was about.
As "da yoof" might put it, you got pwned.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:45, closed)
you have dozer on ignore?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:47, closed)
Doesn't everyone? I thought that was the 'done thing'?
BTW - is that offer of Ryvita still available?

Ryvita circle jerk
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:00, closed)
he's pointless, but essentially harmless
only the seeded ones.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:49, closed)
Not anymore, no.

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:11, closed)
alright monster munch

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:19, closed)
you must be well spesh for double-m to ignore 2.0 you
I'm on more ignore lists than almost everybody else put together and he never ignored me
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:52, closed)
I could never be mad at you, darling.

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 13:42, closed)
bit gay

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:14, closed)
Uh, no homo?
My cock could never be big, or black, enough for you, anyway.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:32, closed)
it's not your fault you have a little twiggy honky dick hiding away in your whispy europubes

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 14:39, closed)
alright, my favourite comedy racist

(, Wed 16 Jul 2014, 13:40, closed)

(, Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:07, closed)

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