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Entry from April 25, 2011
First National Bank of Bumfuck, Egypt (fictional remote bank)

"Bumfuck, Egypt” has been used in American slang since at least 1972 to mean a very remote place. Who knew that the place had a bank?

“The First National Bank of Bumfuck” means a fictional local bank or any bank located anywhere—in contrast to the “Big Four” of Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. “First Bank of Bumfuck” has been cited in print since at least 2000.


Wiktionary: Bumfuck, Egypt
Bumfuck, Egypt
1.(vulgar, idiomatic, US, originally military) The middle of nowhere.

Google Books
The F-word
Edited by Jesse Sheidlower
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2009
Pg. 11:
Bumfuck noun
Military & Students. a very remote place.—used with a placename, esp. in Bumfuck, Egypt. Also Bumfuckistan. Jocular. See also BFE, BUMBLEFUCK.
1972 Sgt. E-6, U.S. Army: They probably sentthose records out to Bumfuck, Egypt.
1974 P. Kingry Monk & Marines 31: WHen they asked...whether he would...volunteer for Vietnam, he said he would volunteer for Bumfuk, Egypt, first!
1983 C. Eble Campus Slang (Nov.) 1: Bumfuck—the worst place: We had to park in Bumfuck, Egypt.

cypherpunks
Re: Re: Anonymous e-cash server built on e-gold—NOT!
Tim May
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 17:52:09 -0800
(...)
Imagine a local bank, the First Bank of Bumfuck, Murdoch County, Georgia, freezing the accounts of customers for nebulous, unsubstantiated reasons.

HowToFixComputers.com
Sparky
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:16 am
(...)
Which bank is this - the First National Bank of Bumfuck?

Slashdot
It’s the concept...
by mrBoB (63135) writes: on Wednesday November 02 2005, @01:11AM
(...)
If you call the right guy at 1st National Bank of Bumfuck, you might just be able to break into my account and steal my money; how much is that guy getting paid to look out for my interests?

The Something Awful Forums
A Pinball Wizard
Oct 01, 2006 13:52
(...)
As a drive-through cashier, I run all cards through as credit unless asked, and 99.99% of them work as credit, logo or no. Even the “Farmer’s Bank of Bumfuck, Kansas” ones.

Digital Point
amanamission
Sep 6th 2007 6:24 pm
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Oh by the way, I’m looking for an international partner to help me secure 7.8 million rubles in inherited money from the Bank of Bumfuck…

Google Groups: uk.people.consumers.ebay
Newsgroups: uk.people.consumers.ebay
From: Grimly Curmudgeon
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 16:19:07 +0000
Local: Thurs, Dec 25 2008 11:19 am
Subject: Re: Payment from overseas?

His local Bank of Bumfuck, Idaho, might have to arrange it via head office, but it’s perfectly do-able.

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W.E.G.
August 21, 2009 22:57
(...)
I have been known to tell those folks they can send me a proper payment, or they can wait until my bank statement arrives after I deposit their money order drawn on the Bank of Bumfuk.

Along The Watchtower
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Return Of ChartDaddy (updated)
(...)
If the First National Bank of Bumfuck is insolvent, bankrupt and otherwise broke when you look under the hood, what do you think Citi or JPM or Wells or BoA look like?

Zero Hedge
The Cost Of Attorney General Silence: How Bank Of America Made Sure There Would Be No Surprises In The Robosigning Settlement
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/23/2011 16:50 -0400
(...)
COMMENTS
by Dineroguru
on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 21:50
How did these big shitty banks ever get so big???  What are they better at than First National Bank of Bumphuk?  Losing money and blowing politicians!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Monday, April 25, 2011 • Permalink