I did a nose for something similar and couldn’t see it. But equally feel a bit ashamed for creating an entire topic on the subject. I apologise if a topic does already exist.
My overdraft interest payment came out today. As we know, this is a transaction that takes money away from me.
According to the notification however, I earned £1.90. Whereas the crude definition of ‘earn’ is to gain or obtain something. Here something was debited, not credited. So can’t possibly be earned. It does also say ‘June Overdraft Charge’ - but it doesn’t make sense either way.
I feel earned is the wrong word entirely. I didn’t earn it, I owed it and I’ve paid it.