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rogerzilla

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Snakehips

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #552 on: 12 August, 2023, 12:19:25 pm »
There's a window cleaner somewhere called Mr. Bit   This may have appeared before in the thread but ICBA to read through it all.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #553 on: 12 August, 2023, 01:53:45 pm »
There's a printer called Bigger Stickers. (That may also have appeared here before)

robgul

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Giraffe

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T42

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #556 on: 15 August, 2023, 10:48:16 am »


They're building a new grandstand/gym/tiddlywinks stadium at the footie ground in the next village.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #557 on: 15 August, 2023, 11:53:30 am »
There's a window cleaner somewhere called Mr. Bit   This may have appeared before in the thread but ICBA to read through it all.
A Mr Bit cleans my mum's windows in North Northumberland.

Giraffe

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #558 on: 03 October, 2023, 05:17:05 pm »
In Nor Fampton, Smear Cosmetics.
Thoughts please!
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T42

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #559 on: 25 October, 2023, 10:17:40 am »
Just been watching a BFO safe being lifted out of our old branch post office and personhandled into a white van. Judging from the battlements and the knight in armour on the van doors it belongs to a security company. Not a very reassuring name, though: SUREAL.
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rogerzilla

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #560 on: 25 October, 2023, 10:31:13 am »
Just been watching a BFO safe being lifted out of our old branch post office and personhandled into a white van. Judging from the battlements and the knight in armour on the van doors it belongs to a security company. Not a very reassuring name, though: SUREAL.
They're probably going to keep fish in it and win the Turner Prize.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

T42

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #561 on: 25 October, 2023, 11:22:03 am »
Just been watching a BFO safe being lifted out of our old branch post office and personhandled into a white van. Judging from the battlements and the knight in armour on the van doors it belongs to a security company. Not a very reassuring name, though: SUREAL.
They're probably going to keep fish in it and win the Turner Prize.

Do you know, I never thought of that.

Can see where the name comes from: sure + al for Alsace.  Not art mavens then.
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Giraffe

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #562 on: 26 November, 2023, 06:15:55 pm »
Not really a bad name as such: Roade Flooring (Roade is a village), but then "We go the extra mile".
There has to be a cartoon in that.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #563 on: 27 November, 2023, 06:30:03 pm »
Having a virtual visit to the Norfolk seaside village built on sand dunes which recently made the news again for its crumbling infrastructure, I found the 'When it's gone it's gone' shop on Beach Road

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.6955056,1.707058,3a,75y,251.25h,84.99t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sk0LJy8kI36leIEnF3Pq34g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!9m2!1b1!2i39?entry=ttu

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #564 on: 21 December, 2023, 11:51:33 am »
Possibly a brilliant name, tbh.

We are returning from France before NY Eve, and we're stopping at this restaurant, which I can't help reading as "Jerome, Feck L'Angleterre"

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #565 on: 27 December, 2023, 09:58:33 pm »
A nightclub called "Safehouse".....   https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-stabbing-latest-hotel-guests-28353327


I don't think I've been in a Liverpool nightclub since at least 2000,  I'm glad  I got out of the habit!    The dodgiest place I frequented was probably Freewheelers/Nightriders on Wood St in the 80's.  There were usually a few baseball bats on display behind the entry desk & a sign saying "No Colours".  I never saw any trouble from the bikers though, usually nice guys.
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rogerzilla

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #566 on: 28 December, 2023, 08:38:09 am »
There's a business called Tracy's Little Stitches on Minge Lane (Upton-in-Severn).  Presumably useful after an episiotomy.
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Jaded

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #567 on: 05 April, 2024, 03:41:46 am »
Have we had this chicken restaurant yet?

It is simpler than it looks.

rogerzilla

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #568 on: 17 April, 2024, 08:06:42 am »
I saw a Fuxin Express lorry the other day.  Presumably their business is fuxin parcels, although I thought Yodel and Evri were already good at drop-kicking them and leaving them out in the rain.
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rogerzilla

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #569 on: 21 May, 2024, 10:33:08 am »
An estate agent in Swindon called Peepal, which sounds like either a Shewee competitor or a hooker that Trump has on speed dial.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.