People in Taiwan are changing their name by deed poll to salmon to get free sushi

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That’s one way to get a free lunch.

Several Taiwanese reportedly have changed their names to “salmon” (鮭魚) in order to qualify for free sushi offered by a restaurant.

The publication CNA reported that a well-known conveyor belt sushi restaurant was offering free meals to customers whose names contain the Chinese characters for salmon. If the name was pronounced salmon, then the meal was half price.

This prompted people to take creative measures in order to qualify for the free fish dish.

However, the country’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) shot a warning to those taking the mickey out of the promotion. In Taiwan, a person can only change their name three times before it becomes permanent.

“Please consider carefully and cherish your good name and cherish the user’s political resources,” the MOI wrote.