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The badly-named businesses thread
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:18:18 am »
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Seriously, did no-one tell them?  I suppose you can get Apple stuff in white...
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 08:22:18 am »
http://www.penisland.net/

 :o

It is safe for work, and they do sell pens.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 09:09:55 am »
http://www.coles-law.co.uk/

Always thought they should have missed out the hyphen, just for the giggles :)
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 09:16:29 am »
Years ago there was a purveyor of dead animal parts on Town Street, Armley called:

S&M Quality Pork Butchers

 :o


Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 09:19:00 am »
Haha quality!

I have to say (very slightly off topic) that ever since we moved to the UK, I've been fascinated by "family butchers".   :o

Are they legal??    ;D



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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 09:32:31 am »
I'm afraid that you'll just have to believe me on this one.  I've searched around and they no longer seem to be in business. (Or they've changed their name)

There was a small engineering works near Digbeth in Birmingham called The Maiden Screwing Co.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 09:33:35 am »
http://www.stormfront.co.uk/

Seriously, did no-one tell them?  I suppose you can get Apple stuff in white...

I don't get it  ???

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 09:37:22 am »
http://www.stormfront.co.uk/

Seriously, did no-one tell them?  I suppose you can get Apple stuff in white...

I stumbled on that a couple of days ago, I was reading something on Macworld I think... unbelieveable. I've just got this picture in my head of the staff who work there now...  :facepalm:

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 09:39:04 am »
Quote from: Kim
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 09:39:20 am »
http://www.stormfront.co.uk/

Seriously, did no-one tell them?  I suppose you can get Apple stuff in white...

I don't get it  ???

Stormfront (not linking to it) is a notorious Racist/Nazi/Aryan/F*&kwit online forum

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 09:53:45 am »
I think it comes from the name of an SS detachment.

I think I've mentioned before the butchers in Littleover, Derby, called I M Hurt
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 01:56:35 pm »
There is, or used to be, a motorcycle place in Bristol called Piston Broke.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 02:20:58 pm »
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2011, 02:25:53 pm »
This place could be a right legal hassle...
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 03:01:26 pm »
Dolittle & Dalley, the appropriately-named West Midlands estate agents?
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 05:21:01 pm »
What is it about hairdressers that gives them such a profundity of awful puns ?  http://www.flickr.com/groups/hairdressers/pool/

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2011, 05:35:58 pm »
In the 70's there was an engineering firm near Leeds FC Elland Road stadium who had an enormous roadside billboard with their name on it.

Rafferty's Toolworks

(some wag had painted on the wall below
"so does mine but I'm not bragging")

Don't know if it's still there.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2011, 05:44:13 pm »
A couple of foreign artics recently, on the A303: "Discordia" and "Stoptrans". The latter was Polish.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2011, 05:46:57 pm »
Impact School of Motoring (Ealing)
Sidney Hurry Funerals
Burnt Oak Timber

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2011, 05:54:02 pm »
A firm of solicitors - in Birmingham,  I think - called Crooke, Swindell and Fraude.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 06:02:54 pm »
^ That reminds me of the Big Bang paper, published under the names of Ralph Alpher, Hans Bethe, and George Gamow.   :)
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2011, 06:10:52 pm »
http://www.peakoil.co.uk/

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2011, 07:05:42 pm »
A couple of foreign artics recently, on the A303: "Discordia" and "Stoptrans". The latter was Polish.

I thought that you might have mentioned a butchers shop that used to be in a Somerset town on the A30.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 08:12:51 pm »
W. Ankers & Sons, market gardeners in Stokesley.