Author Topic: The badly-named businesses thread  (Read 50502 times)

Kim

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #400 on: June 15, 2018, 12:58:48 am »
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T42

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #401 on: June 15, 2018, 07:44:36 am »
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #402 on: June 19, 2018, 09:56:02 pm »
There is a van parked near me for "Axis Signs".  Sadly, they didn"t add a swastika, the Rising Sun flag and Mussolini's fasces.  But they could probably knock a few up.
Never tell me the odds.

hellymedic

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #403 on: June 19, 2018, 10:17:42 pm »
Basil Towers is a facility in Weymouth for treating addiction etc.

I keep thinking of Mr Fawlty...


Basil

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #404 on: June 19, 2018, 10:52:47 pm »
 :o
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #405 on: June 20, 2018, 07:33:20 am »
https://goo.gl/images/ykHvSn

probably neither vegan nor vegetarian

T42

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #406 on: June 20, 2018, 09:06:50 am »
Might go well with some of this*:



And the maker's name would be pronounced "crotchy".

* OK, it means "bones and raw food" but all the same...
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Andrij

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #407 on: November 27, 2018, 12:14:10 pm »
WinterHellWonderland has returned to Hyde Park.  I spotted, over the wall, a banner which read THOR'S TIPI BAR.  I never new the Norse used wigwams.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

woollypigs

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #408 on: November 27, 2018, 01:49:09 pm »
WinterHellWonderland has returned to Hyde Park.  I spotted, over the wall, a banner which read THOR'S TIPI BAR.  I never new the Norse used wigwams.
Well 'ish


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people

Kim

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #409 on: November 27, 2018, 01:51:43 pm »
Isn't it more a case of the Norse used anything they wanted to?
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ian

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #410 on: November 27, 2018, 01:57:55 pm »
Is it some Norvish variant of a tiki bar? Everyone likes tiki bars. Fact.
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Andrij

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #411 on: November 27, 2018, 02:38:34 pm »
WinterHellWonderland has returned to Hyde Park.  I spotted, over the wall, a banner which read THOR'S TIPI BAR.  I never new the Norse used wigwams.
Well 'ish


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people

I sit corrected.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

ElyDave

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #412 on: November 27, 2018, 07:46:49 pm »
I'm currently reading a book on the Vikings, seems they were not afraid of a bit of cultural appropriation, so why not?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #413 on: November 28, 2018, 08:19:36 am »
I'm currently reading a book on the Vikings, seems they were not afraid of a bit of cultural appropriation, so why not?

If you live in the Fens it's useful to know something about the people who live next door, especially if they have red hair.....

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #414 on: November 28, 2018, 08:34:44 pm »
http://cycle.panasonic.jp/products/pos/

more in the "not all three-letter acronyms translate well" department, unless they mean "Piece of Shinyness"

Basil

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #415 on: November 28, 2018, 10:33:21 pm »
The Muff Diving Club.

https://www.muffdivingclub.ie/
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Andrij

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #416 on: November 29, 2018, 08:46:22 am »
http://cycle.panasonic.jp/products/pos/

more in the "not all three-letter acronyms translate well" department, unless they mean "Piece of Shinyness"

My initial reading of POS is 'point of sale'.  I blame too many years working in retail.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #417 on: November 29, 2018, 08:51:03 am »
Trans Peninne "TRAINS"

Do I need to say more?????
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hellymedic

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #418 on: December 10, 2018, 12:31:59 am »
What do you call a lorry that crashes into a house?


Cudzoziemiec

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #420 on: February 24, 2019, 06:43:47 pm »
Because we don't have a badly-named places thread. And because it might in fact be quite a good name for this place:


I was actually looking for a similarly-named town on the China/Kazakhstan border...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #421 on: February 25, 2019, 03:21:11 pm »
Also not a business (oh no, he's a plastic surgery procedure):
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/obituaries/dick-tuck-dead-democrat-consultant.html
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #422 on: February 26, 2019, 01:12:46 pm »
Because we don't have a badly-named places thread. And because it might in fact be quite a good name for this place:


I was actually looking for a similarly-named town on the China/Kazakhstan border...

There's a Bumpass Mountain in the Lassen Volcanic NP in Northern California.  The mountain next to it, sadly, is not Brokeback Mountain.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #423 on: February 26, 2019, 01:27:05 pm »
I've been wondering how it's pronounced. I'd assumed Bum-pass but it could be Bump-ass.
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Kim

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #424 on: February 26, 2019, 01:28:12 pm »
I've been wondering how it's pronounced. I'd assumed Bum-pass but it could be Bump-ass.

I think 'ass' is more USAnian than 'bum'...
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