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Redsoil:
A business in the US pops up often enough here that I've become used to it, but it still sounds a bit strange to me!  Chik-fil-a (I think that's the spelling).  It just seems "awkward" to me.

What names have others found slightly unusual or strange to their ears/eyes?

RingTailedLemur:
Jiffy Lube sounds really rude to me.

Mrs T:
Not a business name, but business "type" - Realtor. I always have to think twice as to what it is, because to me, the name doesn't describe it.

Irishkitty:

--- Quote from: Mrs T on January 18, 2012, 09:41:14 AM ---Not a business name, but business "type" - Realtor. I always have to think twice as to what it is, because to me, the name doesn't describe it.

--- End quote ---

Here we call them "estate agents" or "real estate agents". The former to me sounds like they're dealing with wills and the latter like they're dealing with vast huge stately properties.

"Siemens" - No need to comment there I feel.

"Soon Fatt" - a local take away  ::)

"Wimpys" (SPL?) - just seems wrong.

nutraxfornerves:
If my car is in an accident and I need the dents hammered out of the door, I take it to an American "body shop." If I were in Australia or New Zealand, I'd take it to a "panel beater." First time I saw "panel beater" on a sign, I had no idea what it might be. It certainly conjures up an image of a bunch of folks hammering out those dents.

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