Author Topic: The badly-named businesses thread  (Read 55982 times)

Speshact

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2011, 09:24:25 pm »
I spotted a hair enhancement product in Claire's Accessories called 'Bumpits'.

I don't think they thought it through.
Got to ask, were you shopping for yourself in CAs?

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2011, 05:07:40 pm »
Two special schools have merged, close to where I live. The resulting new school will be named 'The Village School'.
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Valiant

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2011, 05:43:47 pm »
I always found it weird that an electronic measurement company would call themselves Fluke. But then i also love it.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2011, 06:33:06 pm »
While I applaud their service, I still double-take a bit at www.cycletherapist.co.uk/

There is a Chinese takeaway near here called Ming Yin. Doesn't really inspire confidence.

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2011, 06:59:58 pm »
I always found it weird that an electronic measurement company would call themselves Fluke. But then i also love it.
Wikipedia states:
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Fluke was incorporated in Washington state by John Fluke on October 7, 1953 as the John Fluke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
I dunno if USAnian English has the same meaning of fluke as "stroke-of-luck".
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2011, 10:36:36 pm »
While I applaud their service, I still double-take a bit at www.cycletherapist.co.uk/
Have you used them? Any good?
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2011, 02:15:05 am »
I always found it weird that an electronic measurement company would call themselves Fluke. But then i also love it.
Wikipedia states:
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Fluke was incorporated in Washington state by John Fluke on October 7, 1953 as the John Fluke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
I dunno if USAnian English has the same meaning of fluke as "stroke-of-luck".

It does.

Mr Arch

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2011, 05:38:23 pm »
I used to see a van, on my way to work, that must have something to do with Dutch espionage. http://www.hollandspies.co.uk/

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2012, 06:39:07 am »
Never tell me the odds.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #84 on: February 17, 2012, 07:37:41 am »
This shop always makes SWMBO giggle when we drive by:

http://g.co/maps/qscfc

Something about not being able to give it away let alone sell it......  :facepalm:
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BrianI

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #85 on: February 17, 2012, 08:00:32 am »
Oh how we giggled at university using a http://www.wayne-kerr.co.uk/ LCR bridge to measure electronic components.

AndyH

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #86 on: February 17, 2012, 08:23:56 am »
In Poole there is a sandwich shop called Butterfingers.... unfortunately there is a rather prominent bus stop in front of their sign which from certain places on the pavement opposite obscures a couple of the letters!
sorry no pic, but next time I'm there i will endeavour to remember my camera....
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mattc

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #87 on: February 17, 2012, 10:22:18 am »
Caesar's Camp Garage

Made me smile every single time I drove past.


(Near Caesar's Camp, west of Farnborough IIRC)
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Jacomus

  • My favourite gender neutral pronoun is comrade
Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #88 on: February 17, 2012, 03:37:10 pm »
Not a business, but I still *snork* every time a tube announces that it is going to Cockfosters ;D
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Juan Martín

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #89 on: February 17, 2012, 04:50:33 pm »
I remember a factory unit in the East End of London, possibly Poplar, in the '80s that had emblazoned 'Quick-Wrap Ltd'.

Or it may have been Kwik-wrap.

Something to do with insulation I think - it always made me laugh.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2012, 06:19:15 pm »
Working my way up to inferior.

mattc

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #91 on: February 18, 2012, 06:51:36 pm »
Oh I say!
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #92 on: February 19, 2012, 04:22:58 pm »
Utterly deliberate, this one.  Northampton residents will probably recognise it.

Never tell me the odds.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #93 on: March 27, 2012, 08:59:28 pm »
Ye gods.

Never tell me the odds.

Jaded

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2012, 09:13:31 pm »
That made me giggle a lot and then cough uncontrollably, in my state of sickness.
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Jules

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2012, 10:16:47 pm »
Tea has just gone up my nose.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2012, 08:50:21 pm »
Boagey Brothers, formerly of Redcar. An unfortunate name for a grocer's shop.

Jaded

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2012, 11:20:05 pm »
And a title for a Bowie song.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #98 on: April 14, 2012, 04:52:10 pm »
I wonder if this firms logistics expertise stretches as far as Spain?
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snail

  • Inch by inch.
Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #99 on: April 14, 2012, 07:03:02 pm »
There is a wine warehouse in Bromsgrove which nearly had me swerving into traffic.
It's called The Noble Rot.
People keep pinching the "le"

There is a chinese takeaway in Lincoln called "Legal Food" and the story I heard was that the owners asked the signwriter for "Regal Food" but...