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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #475 on: 28 August, 2021, 03:55:46 pm »
The nearby Chinese supermarket has changed its name to Feel The Oriental In You  ;D
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #476 on: 28 August, 2021, 04:53:38 pm »
Flyer through the door today describing itself as "The dangerous tree company" 

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #477 on: 29 August, 2021, 10:01:28 am »
There are a chain of shops here in Hong Kong called 'Wanko.'  ;D

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #478 on: 10 September, 2021, 08:20:38 pm »
Active Drainage Ltd

"Active Drainage Ltd is a family-run, independent drainage company based in Barnstaple and we cover all of North Devon"

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #479 on: 08 November, 2021, 11:49:57 am »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #480 on: 08 November, 2021, 12:45:14 pm »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #481 on: 08 November, 2021, 12:55:46 pm »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.

...or a bar prepared to serve intoxicating liquor at any time, day or night

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #482 on: 11 November, 2021, 07:05:51 pm »
Not quite a badly-named business - but a perhaps ill-ftting product on the shelves?    I went into the local B&M emporium to buy some cheap paint (all the known brands but discounted) - what I wasn't expecting to see, and buy a can thereof, was "yacht varnish"

That go me wondering how many B&M customers have a yacht that needs varnishing?

Yeah, I know - but it did amuse me as I used the yacht varnish on a piece of outdoor furniture.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #483 on: 11 November, 2021, 07:34:44 pm »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.

Like this:

No, not the Sheldon sticker, the one below that.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #484 on: 11 November, 2021, 09:43:03 pm »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.

Like this:

No, not the Sheldon sticker, the one below that.
I've seen a sticker like that on a bike belonging to Julian (otp) - but that doesn't look like any bike I've ever seen her on.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #485 on: 12 November, 2021, 08:50:35 am »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.

Like this:

No, not the Sheldon sticker, the one below that.
I've seen a sticker like that on a bike belonging to Julian (otp) - but that doesn't look like any bike I've ever seen her on.
The sticker is on a tandem.
The photo was taken at the Hilly 50
The stoker is taller than Teh Julian (who is always right)
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #486 on: 12 November, 2021, 09:45:01 am »
Cycling towards a shop called Any Hour Glass I was disappointed to learn it was an all hours glazier and not the comprehensive emporium of egg timers I’d imagined.

(No doubt the proprietor of the latter would shudder and give you a stern lecture any time you called them egg timers)
Certain forumites are no doubt disappointed to discover Any Hour Glass is not a purveyor of corsets and bodices.

Like this:

No, not the Sheldon sticker, the one below that.
I've seen a sticker like that on a bike belonging to Julian (otp) - but that doesn't look like any bike I've ever seen her on.
The sticker is on a tandem.
The photo was taken at the Hilly 50
The stoker is taller than Teh Julian (who is always right)
You have given enough information that I can figure out to whom the tandem belongs.
But I won't tell'em........

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #487 on: 12 November, 2021, 09:50:37 am »
Heh.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #488 on: 12 November, 2021, 09:57:24 am »
Like Jurek, I also identified the owners, knowing that C & J have never, to my knowledge, owned a tandem in that colour.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #489 on: 15 November, 2021, 12:34:54 pm »
Does the bottom sticker have some significance? Like some secret society membership? Or is it purely advertising the owner's preference in undergarments?

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #490 on: 16 November, 2021, 11:18:50 pm »
Fasttech (Chinese) = "Pony Express Tech'".

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #491 on: 18 November, 2021, 12:37:11 pm »
Legal Food, a Chinese takeaway in Lincoln. Local legend has it that the owner told the signwriter Regal Food but with a Chinese accent the R turned into an L. They serve quality food at a low price.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #492 on: 18 November, 2021, 03:20:47 pm »
Is there a silent “I can’t believe it’s” at the beginning? Or ”Barely”?

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #493 on: 18 November, 2021, 04:42:07 pm »
Not quite a badly-named business - but a perhaps ill-ftting product on the shelves?    I went into the local B&M emporium to buy some cheap paint (all the known brands but discounted) - what I wasn't expecting to see, and buy a can thereof, was "yacht varnish"

That go me wondering how many B&M customers have a yacht that needs varnishing?

Yeah, I know - but it did amuse me as I used the yacht varnish on a piece of outdoor furniture.

That's where I got the varnish I use on my boat. It's a fifty year old 8.5 metre sailing vessel so not grand enough to be called a yacht.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #494 on: 18 November, 2021, 06:24:50 pm »
Legal Food, a Chinese takeaway in Lincoln. Local legend has it that the owner told the signwriter Regal Food but with a Chinese accent the R turned into an L. They serve quality food at a low price.
Many (~30) years ago, I was told that Legal Food was some sort of untranslatable Cantonese pun. The takeaway has been around for that long!
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #495 on: 24 November, 2021, 10:17:51 pm »
One of the joys of having a dog with an instagram account is the constant stream of invitations to shill for terrible dog accessory brands. Today we got one for something calling itself Pawtly.

It's not even specifically for mildly overweight dogs. What a waste of a name.