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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2012, 12:05:57 PM »
DH and I fell about laughing when we were visiting San Francisco and saw a van for a plumbing business called "rescue rooter". As has been mentioned numerous times on this board, 'root' in Australia is slang for 'play scrabble'. We could not imagine how you could be rescued by a scrabble player/rooter. We were so amused we took a picture  :D.

I find this one really funny  ;D  I'm imagining them being a short-notice escort service: "Hello, Rescue Rooter?  I had a blind date tonight and he turned out to be a total jerk.  But I'm desperate to get laid!  How soon can you get here?"

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2012, 08:02:36 PM »
When I was visiting Tasmania, I drove through a place called "Penguin".  Stopped and took a couple of photos:

"Penguin Butcher"

"Penguin Meals-on-Wheels"

There is a town just north of Hobart called Baghdad.  During the last Gulf war, the town butcher got a bit weary of the jokes and shut up shop.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2012, 05:13:41 AM »
When I was visiting Tasmania, I drove through a place called "Penguin".  Stopped and took a couple of photos:

"Penguin Butcher"

"Penguin Meals-on-Wheels"

There is a town just north of Hobart called Baghdad.  During the last Gulf war, the town butcher got a bit weary of the jokes and shut up shop.

Things were obviously pretty extreme!  One would quickly become fed-up with all the "wits"  (half-wits?) who would have tried out all the tired old lines...
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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2012, 06:38:09 AM »
My British boyfriend cracked up when he saw the Canadian chain Mr Lube.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2012, 09:46:26 AM »
I like the car wash called Scuba Duck. The logo is a duck all decked out in scuba gear, including the flippers.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2012, 10:40:27 AM »
I find Krispy Kreme a bit stomach turning.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2012, 09:56:45 AM »
There used to be wine bar in Bay Ridge with the name 'Between the Toes'.  No thank you.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2012, 10:57:44 AM »
'The Feed Lot' seems to be a pretty popular name for steak houses. I've been to Kansas. I know what a feed lot is. It is not appetizing.

On the other hand, bars named "My Brother's Place" and "The Office" are pretty funny to me.

There used to be wine bar in Bay Ridge with the name 'Between the Toes'.  No thank you.

I refuse to drink 'Barefoot' wines, too.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #98 on: February 13, 2012, 11:20:21 AM »
My town has Office, Pharmacy, School and Old Bank, all bars that used to be something else (or Toimisto, Apteekki and Koulu, Old Bank is in English).

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2012, 11:34:51 AM »
I was watching "Dance Moms" last week and at the beginning of the episode they zoomed in on a local florist/gift shop called "Flowers in the Attic." I went  :o.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2012, 04:28:10 PM »
Beard Papa's Fresh'n Natural Cream Puffs.
Beard Papa's used to have an outlet on my street, less than a block away.  I was a frequent customer.  As we say in Hawaii, "Ono-licious! Dem's good grinds."

Beard Papa's is franchised by a Japanese company.  I am often ??? when I see English names for Japanese products. I don't get "Beard Papa" or what he has to do with cream puffs, but the puffs are good no matter what you call them. ;D
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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2012, 02:23:40 AM »
I was watching "Dance Moms" last week and at the beginning of the episode they zoomed in on a local florist/gift shop called "Flowers in the Attic." I went  :o.

Good grief!

I like the one on the other side of town "The Lone Hydranga"!

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2012, 06:00:42 AM »
There's a dress shop I used to pass on my route to work, called "The Story of O".

I have no idea if they've read the book, but it made me laugh every time I saw it.

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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2012, 04:17:54 PM »
There's a dress shop I used to pass on my route to work, called "The Story of O".

I have no idea if they've read the book, but it made me laugh every time I saw it.

Hilarious  ;D ;D

I'd imagine they've probably not read it, although it would depend on what they sold and it's location.  If it's in Soho and caters to some scenes, they probably did it intentionally.  If it's in Tunbridge Wells selling evening wear then probably not. 
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Re: Business names that sound strange to others?
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2012, 05:15:37 PM »
Today I spotted a truck from a mobile paper-shredding company. They equip trucks with heavy-duty shredders and go to businesses to dispose of sensitive documents.

The truck was large and the company name was emblazoned on the side in big letters. The initial letters were a different color and twice the size of the rest of the letters.  I'm going to change the name of the company, but leave the initials the same. Just imagine the initial letters really standing out as the first thing you see from a distance. Acme Shredding Specialists.

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