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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #100 on: April 15, 2012, 12:48:59 am »
Estate agency in Newport called Crook & Blight.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2012, 09:59:06 am »
Utterly deliberate, this one.  Northampton residents will probably recognise it.


Oh yes - walk or cycle past it several times a year.
About 50-odd years ago we lived in St. Leonard's Road about 50 yards from there - it was a cinema then (Odeon?).
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #102 on: May 02, 2012, 06:01:50 pm »
Got this via Twitter.


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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #103 on: May 03, 2012, 01:43:50 am »
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #104 on: November 18, 2012, 02:08:24 pm »
The logo!  The company name!

http://www.fapco.ae/
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2013, 11:24:29 am »
I have just ordered some light bulbs from a company called Winnet Trading.

If they turn out to be shite then I only have myself to blame.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2013, 08:59:28 pm »
We have an Alvin Plummer, who guess what....is the local plumber.

So if you need a plumber, call A Plummer.

(Well I thought it was funny when he turned up to install our new shower, anyway).

p.s. not so funny when I got the bill......that'l teach me to laugh at his name.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2013, 09:01:52 pm »
I remember a roofer called Knight who used the advertising strap-line "Have a Knight on the tiles".
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2013, 08:45:40 am »
I always used to misread 'Cheltenham Shopfitters' as 'Cheltenham Shoplifters' not just once, every time I saw their van.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #109 on: February 26, 2013, 10:02:33 am »
There's a fitted kitchen company in Biggleswade called Loline Interiors. Whenever I see their vans I always read it as Lolife Interiors :facepalm:
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #110 on: February 27, 2013, 11:38:18 pm »
Anywhere to do with the village of Mycock in the Peak District... remember seeing Mycock Plumbers and Mycock Holiday Cottage when on a DofE expedition there a couple of years ago.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #111 on: February 28, 2013, 06:37:17 am »
Anywhere to do with the village of Mycock in the Peak District... remember seeing Mycock Plumbers and Mycock Holiday Cottage when on a DofE expedition there a couple of years ago.
According to my university housemate, the captain of Caterham School cricket team was once a Philip Mycock.

You did NOT call him Phil.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2013, 10:16:38 pm »
Getting there...

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #113 on: March 01, 2013, 12:31:50 am »
I wonder if they'd do our garden...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #114 on: March 01, 2013, 09:20:15 am »
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #115 on: March 03, 2013, 07:40:17 pm »
Following on from the gastroenteritis thread:

https://www.facebook.com/BrownsLaserClinic

Nice logo, too.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #116 on: March 05, 2013, 07:04:44 pm »
You wouldn't find these by googling.  ;)

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #117 on: March 26, 2013, 10:02:25 pm »
Not quite a business, but is the same vein.

The girl presenting the weather forecast for BBC Midlands yesterday morning (and she was prediciting more snow) was Susan Blizzard.

I kid you not !

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #118 on: March 26, 2013, 10:30:36 pm »


I ride past this. They've changed the sign, but the name remains the same.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #119 on: March 27, 2013, 11:27:26 am »
Spotted a concrete mixer lorry the other day belonging to Jim'll Mix It :facepalm:
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2013, 10:47:22 pm »
I just had to google that:


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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2013, 11:30:14 pm »
Radiance Audio. All my friends keep calling it Raindance
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #122 on: March 28, 2013, 06:29:59 am »
Shawbury Shropshire.

Hairdressers called "Deb'n'Hair"



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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2013, 10:02:27 pm »

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2013, 10:28:23 pm »
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