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hellymedic

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #51 on: 13 August, 2011, 04:47:31 pm »
In Piddletrenthide, Dorset, astride the River Trent (or Piddle) lies the Piddle Inn.
Lavatorial humour abounds...
http://www.piddleinn.co.uk/

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #52 on: 13 August, 2011, 04:48:03 pm »
I can scarcely believe we are 48 replies in and no one has mentioned the tool firm 'Abingdon King Dick' famous for 'podging spanners' IIRC. whether that is a variety of wrench or an immoral act I'll leave it up to you to decide.
King Dick was the name of the founder's dog, or something.  They are supposed to be very good spanners (I'm avoiding the word "tools" for obvious reasons).
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #53 on: 13 August, 2011, 05:02:54 pm »
That's most unlike you, Rog . . .
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #54 on: 13 August, 2011, 05:08:15 pm »
I can scarcely believe we are 48 replies in and no one has mentioned the tool firm 'Abingdon King Dick' famous for 'podging spanners' IIRC. whether that is a variety of wrench or an immoral act I'll leave it up to you to decide.

I read that as 'wench'.... 
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #55 on: 13 August, 2011, 08:04:38 pm »
You need help . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #56 on: 13 August, 2011, 10:02:57 pm »
On Portland Sq in Bristol there is a Chinese foods wholesaler called Phoo Kew. I'm not sure of the spelling but that's the gist of it.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #57 on: 13 August, 2011, 10:13:51 pm »
And one I remember from India - Panicker's Travels.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #58 on: 13 August, 2011, 11:29:44 pm »
  They are supposed to be very good spanners (I'm avoiding the word "tools" for obvious reasons).

They are. I have some in a variety of sizes
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #59 on: 13 August, 2011, 11:39:30 pm »
In Piddletrenthide, Dorset, astride the River Trent (or Piddle) lies the Piddle Inn.
Lavatorial humour abounds...
http://www.piddleinn.co.uk/

I think that's the brewery that makes Piddle in a Bottle.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #60 on: 14 August, 2011, 06:58:04 pm »
On the subject of booze; J. P. Sick, a wine merchant in Alsace.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #61 on: 15 August, 2011, 01:45:43 pm »
Many decades ago, the 'Yuk' Chinese restaurant, in Copenhagen. Locals did not see this as strange...

In similar vein, I have seen a sports footwear shop in Roskilde called "Athlete's Foot".
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #62 on: 15 August, 2011, 02:02:43 pm »
We spotted the Ottery Foot Clinic on the Exmouth Exodus yesterday.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #63 on: 15 August, 2011, 03:42:58 pm »
think the training provider the company I used to work for really should have thought about the website address http://www.careersexchange.co.uk would you really want to employ them to deliver professional training :)

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #64 on: 15 August, 2011, 04:13:30 pm »
Read A Tall Man In A Low Land (Harry Pearson) for some excellent examples from Belgium.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #65 on: 28 August, 2011, 06:32:43 pm »


Has anyone else had dealings with an estate agent called Richard Head? (Hazel Grove, 1990s)

I have an ex-client of that name :-X

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #66 on: 28 August, 2011, 09:00:12 pm »
There's an antiques shop in Rhyl called the Glory Hole.

http://g.co/maps/szvu

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #67 on: 29 August, 2011, 04:39:03 pm »
The official PBP supplier of gels. powders and potions is "Overstim".

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #68 on: 02 September, 2011, 07:52:25 pm »
Want a shit house building?

http://www.keechdesignandbuild.co.uk/
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #69 on: 09 September, 2011, 10:32:27 am »

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #70 on: 09 September, 2011, 10:56:07 am »
Reeves and Pain. Funeral Directors.

On the Abingdon Road in Oxford.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #71 on: 09 September, 2011, 11:26:05 am »
Joanne Foot - Chiropodist

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #72 on: 16 October, 2011, 10:49:40 am »
The Bogie Chain.

A pub in Wallsend.  You wouldn't order the soup would you?

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #73 on: 16 October, 2011, 05:27:25 pm »
I spotted a hair enhancement product in Claire's Accessories called 'Bumpits'.

I don't think they thought it through.
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hellymedic

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #74 on: 16 October, 2011, 07:04:30 pm »
I spotted a hair enhancement product in Claire's Accessories called 'Bumpits'.

I don't think they thought it through.

Good name for pilonidal sinuses though...