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BS: Inappropriate company names

dick greenhaus 08 Jan 07 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,Moses 08 Jan 07 - 07:53 AM
GUEST 08 Jan 07 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Moses 08 Jan 07 - 07:52 AM
GUEST 08 Jan 07 - 07:51 AM
Dan Schatz 08 Jan 07 - 12:19 AM
GUEST 17 Dec 06 - 09:41 AM
Gorgeous Gary 16 Dec 06 - 05:57 PM
An Buachaill Caol Dubh 16 Dec 06 - 10:43 AM
Trevor 14 Dec 06 - 08:58 AM
Seamus Kennedy 14 Dec 06 - 12:51 AM
catspaw49 12 Dec 06 - 07:00 AM
Schantieman 09 Dec 06 - 09:28 AM
Chanteyranger 09 Dec 06 - 03:57 AM
Mr Red 08 Dec 06 - 05:03 PM
bill\sables 08 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM
Stephen L. Rich 08 Dec 06 - 03:48 AM
Mr Red 07 Dec 06 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,HughM 06 Dec 06 - 10:37 AM
Genie 02 Dec 06 - 03:36 PM
Genie 02 Dec 06 - 01:18 PM
Mr Red 02 Dec 06 - 12:18 PM
Mr Red 30 Nov 06 - 05:56 PM
Mr Yellow 30 Nov 06 - 07:19 AM
The Fooles Troupe 29 Nov 06 - 10:15 PM
Bob Hitchcock 29 Nov 06 - 07:44 PM
frogprince 29 Nov 06 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,KB 29 Nov 06 - 10:11 AM
Bernard 29 Nov 06 - 10:00 AM
Becca72 29 Nov 06 - 09:55 AM
GUEST, Topsie 29 Nov 06 - 09:45 AM
Donuel 29 Nov 06 - 09:22 AM
GUEST 29 Nov 06 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,redhorse at work 29 Nov 06 - 08:20 AM
redsnapper 29 Nov 06 - 08:19 AM
GUEST 29 Nov 06 - 08:09 AM
Dazbo 29 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM
Dazbo 29 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM
Bunnahabhain 28 Nov 06 - 07:27 PM
Bizibod 28 Nov 06 - 07:15 PM
Donuel 28 Nov 06 - 12:25 PM
frogprince 28 Nov 06 - 10:24 AM
Becca72 28 Nov 06 - 09:00 AM
Bat Goddess 28 Nov 06 - 07:59 AM
JennyO 28 Nov 06 - 07:51 AM
Tootler 28 Nov 06 - 06:58 AM
The Fooles Troupe 28 Nov 06 - 06:01 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 08:19 PM

For enerybody's info, the First Chirch of Berkeley (formerly the First Church of Kensington) is located at the bottom of the hill. At the top, in Berkely, is (you guessed it) The First Church of Berkeley.
We have High Church and Low Church Unitarians. 'Strewth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST,Moses
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 07:53 AM

That, above, was from me, Moses.

Lost my cookie, and, it appears, any control whatsoever of my computer!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 07:52 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST,Moses
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 07:52 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 07:51 AM

About 15 miles out from Plymouth UK on the A38 there is a large sign, presumably advertising the purveyors of the finest animal produce, which says:- "The Well Hung Meat Company".

I have, on occasion, been tempted to detour to find out exactly what they do sell.....

Christine


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 12:19 AM

For the longest time there was a Giant Food grocery store on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC that had the first two letters burned out on its neon sign. ANT FOOD. Recently I drove by that same store and found that it is now called G IT FOOD.

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 09:41 AM

An Indian restaurant in Loughborough - for a short time - was named ;

Al ah Medina !


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 05:57 PM

I spotted a hair salon somewhere in Delaware (Dewey Beach, maybe) called Bad Hair Day.

Also, last time I visited the Santa Monica Pier, I noticed a complex nearby called the Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility. That's SMURRF, for those of you taking notes. (No, it didn't look like the workers were short & blue...)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 10:43 AM

Saw a cartoon in "Punch" once; a Boardroom meeting, one executive saying to another, "I'm all for truthfulness in advertising, but I do think 'Smith and Son' preferable to 'Smith and Bastard'".


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 08:58 AM

My dad's doctor was Dr Akin, and he worked with an electrician called Les Socket.

How do they answer the phones at Otis in Reading, and Siemens in Staines?


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 12:51 AM

Vietnamese restaurant on Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh-"My Dung".

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 07:00 AM

Ya' know we sometimes talk of how perfectly innocuous words take on a new meaning with negative connotations........Okay, but it does work in reverse as well I guess...........For instance would you think of THIS if I said, "The girl has a "Virgin Snapper?"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Dec 06 - 09:28 AM

...and there was the famous headline in the newspaper the day after a lunatic escaped from the asylum (presumably this was before 'care in the community'), sexually assaulted two women in the launderette and ran off.....









Nut Screws Washers and Bolts!


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 09 Dec 06 - 03:57 AM

In Berkeley there used to be business called "Linoleum Dick's," and there currently is a Chinese restaurant called "King Dong." Anyone see a pattern here?

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 05:03 PM

Since we are on slogans - Bargain booze

"Making life richer for the pourer"


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: bill\sables
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM

There was a company who made soft drinkd called T&P and their slogan was "Drink T & P Lemonade"
Also In Garforth Yorkshire there is a law company called
"Godloves Solicitors"
And I did see in Dublin some years ago an advertisment for
"Mulligans Tires"


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 03:48 AM

In Libertyville, Il, USA there is a chimney sweep company called "Ash Wipes".


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 08:09 AM

In the town of Shirley, Solihull they have a restaurant that has been Chinese and now Indian called

the Shirley Temple


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST,HughM
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 10:37 AM

The Idle Working Men's Club, Idle, Bradford, Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Genie
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 03:36 PM

KB, here in Portland, OR, one of our better known Chinese restaurants is "Hung Far Low." :)

This isn't one I've seen, but I was thinking if my last name was Aids or Ayds, I would not open a "Tool & Die" shop.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Genie
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 01:18 PM

Pschitt - German company, I presume - also makes a cola. I used to see the ads for Pschitt on the sides of the ice rinks in the televised figure skating competitions back in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as Pschitt Cola cups in the stands.

One I recall that's not so much inappropriate as humorously misleading is the
"Limerick Generating Station."

Once you know it's located in Limerick, PA, you can probably peg it as an electrical power plant.   But I like my first impression of its "product line" a lot better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 12:18 PM

I just went into a "pound" shop called Buyology.

Gloucester - that's where.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 05:56 PM

trailer tents in NZ - Towed Hall (as in Toad of Toad Hall - UK kiddy's book)

Kiddies second hand clothing shop - "Small Change"


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Mr Yellow
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 07:19 AM

Slippery Nipple - women's boutique in Stroud UK
Shortened Curliz - hair dressers in Sarf London somewhere c 1983


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 10:15 PM

Two Wongs Chinese at the Toowong Village and Tower
Brisbane
Toowong

In Aussie culture you need to understand a bit of Political History, to get the full impact of this originally 'racist' phrase cleverly turned back ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 07:44 PM

I once worked at a company which employed a Lawyer named Norman Sue. Which always reminded me of the "Private Eye" lawyers Sioux, Grabbitt and Runne.

Also, back in the 80's the three main departments at the Securites and Exchange Commisson were headed by Messers Chase, Ketchum and Lynch.

Years ago there was a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange called The Pittsburg Screw and Bolt Co. which the floor traders shortened to "Love 'em and Leave "em"

Strange but true.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:16 AM

If not exactly a "company" name, I guess you could call this a "business" name. I think this one is for real. A Chicago cop was looking for a name in the phonebook one day, and his eye happened to fall on the entry, "Forni, Kate". For some reason he found that a little suspicious, so he checked it out. Yep: a call girl.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 10:11 AM

There used to be a chinese place near me. They had a bar called the Hung Far Lounge.

I used to run a sandwich shop and we served hot apple cider in the winter. One of the brand names was Hardin Cider.

True stories both.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bernard
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 10:00 AM

A chippy in Ramsbottom... Fryer Tux Plaice


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Becca72
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 09:55 AM

That last one reminded me of a chinse take away place in Williston, VT called "men at wok"


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 09:45 AM

Chinese takeaway - Wok This Way


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 09:22 AM

Poise & Ivy - a preppy boutique


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 08:55 AM

Once sailed on a canal boat, past a sanitary ware manufacturer by the name of J K Shufflebottom....

Squeaky


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST,redhorse at work
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 08:20 AM

Three of my favourites:
From Sutton Coldfield: "The Wylde Green Florist"
For Shiney New Row near Newcastle, the Electrical goods shop "Shiney New Appliances"
And the late lamented "Brownhills Effluent Disposal"

nick


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: redsnapper
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 08:19 AM

There used to be a cobbler in the King's Road, Chelsea, called
R. Soles

I've seen a second-hand clothes shop in France or Belgium (I can't remember which) called "Look Fifty"

I seem to remember an Asian firm of solicitors (lawyers) in the UK called Sumat Zupeer & Co

RS


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 08:09 AM

Found a company called FU Ltd yesterday... That's one that got through the censors!

Squeaky


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Dazbo
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM

Pressed submit too early:-(

Codrophenia
Codfather
Chip 'n' Scales
Tasty Plaice
The Contented Sole
The Friary
Fishnet


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Dazbo
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM

There is (was) a Sam 'n' Ella's in Sheffield too.

A driving school near my parents was Impact.

Some chippies in Sheffield

A Salt and Battered
NOrthern Sole
Manfryday


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:27 PM

I was wondering about the 300 spartans myself. I was trying to turn Thermopylae into " The ???? fry"

Cryptic crosswords are not good for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bizibod
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:15 PM

Ewan Burns   Tanning Salon
That's what it says across the fascia. Really inspires confidence ,no ?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 12:25 PM

Sam & Ella's Diner


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 10:24 AM

"First Unitarian..."
I knew I'd kick myself after I had to ask to get it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Becca72
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 09:00 AM

We have a "Curl up and dye" hair salon in Old Orchard Beach, Maine which was obviously stolen from the Blues Brothers.

I also like Sam 'n Ella's Deli in Portland, Maine and Blow Brothers port-a-potties whose slogan is "we're #1 in the #2 business".


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:59 AM

There's a local business (and I'm sure the name is a family name) where the sign always strikes me giggly --

"Just Oil and More"

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:51 AM

The car yard next door to where I get my car repaired is called TRUSTED CARS, but the unfortunate placement of a large pole as you approach it, means that the sign appears to say "RUSTED CARS".


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Tootler
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:58 AM

Many years ago, Burroughs Wellcome in Dartford, Kent had a neon sign on their works with several lights failed so that it read "roughs Welcome"


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:01 AM

bert, that only means anything
For Us Clever Kids....


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Bert
Date: 27 Nov 06 - 10:54 PM

Initials Frogprince!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Nov 06 - 10:53 PM

The initials, if you leave out the "of"...

You have to be familiar with both British and US word usages to appreciate this, but a friend of my daughters, when she was in England, had a picture taken of herself pointing, with an expression of shock and terror, at a large signboard advertising a furniture moving company.

The name was "Beaver Removals."

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Inappropriate company names
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Nov 06 - 10:41 PM

Once again, I suppose I'm brain-dead and missing the obvious;
   
   First Unitarian Church of Kensington...

   First Unitarian Church of Kensington...

                               ??


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