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Excruciating Puns As Shop Names

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Probably we have all seen a hairdresser's shop called "Curl Up and Dye", and there are many similarly punned shop names out there on the streets.

So how about some of our own? Estate agents, mortgage brokers premises etc. particularly welcome, of course.

Two examples to start the ball rolling:

A Lot of Chips Now - fish and chip shop

Disparate Housewares - hardware shop

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Years ago in Swansea there was a florist who was P. Phillpotts - that was the name over the window.

Liverpool;

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"Doggy Fashion"......poodle parlour in Brighton

"Chocky Wocky Doo Dah"...sweet shop in Brighton

"bah bah black sheep"...barbers in Brighton

we are not camp down here. :P

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hands down the best shop in Stoke Newington.

there used to be a junk shop called Junk and Disorderly there years ago too but it's closed down now; I've seen another one somewhere else too IIRC.

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The one that got me as a kid, was (Honest!) the local fishmonger called J Whale!

His daughter Elaine, btw was double tasty too!

Local to me:

Beaux Locks: banned by the council!

Foo Kin: Chinky takeaway.

Khyber Pass: Indian restaurant. I explained to the owner what it meant in rhyming slang! He was taken aback a tad!

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I've seen a few chippies called this:

http://www.thecodfather.org.uk/

But my favourite is:

http://www.asaltandbattery.com/

It's a very good chippy btw, although the food somehow doesn't quite taste like that from a UK one (something to do with the type of oil they can get and the availability of the right type of potato apparently).

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"Doggy Fashion"......poodle parlour in Brighton

"Chocky Wocky Doo Dah"...sweet shop in Brighton

"bah bah black sheep"...barbers in Brighton

we are not camp down here. :P

You forgot "Wai Kika Moo Kau"...vegetarian restaurant in the North Laine, Brighton.

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Probably we have all seen a hairdresser's shop called "Curl Up and Dye", and there are many similarly punned shop names out there on the streets.

So how about some of our own? Estate agents, mortgage brokers premises etc. particularly welcome, of course.

Two examples to start the ball rolling:

A Lot of Chips Now - fish and chip shop

Disparate Housewares - hardware shop

Was a local furniture shop that advertised its name as the web address

ifuk.eu

Caused quite a stir amongst those that understood it.

Out of business now anyway

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You forgot "Wai Kika Moo Kau"...vegetarian restaurant in the North Laine, Brighton.

And we've got or had Frank in Steine Cafe in the Old Steine

And the Codfather fish and chips on Muesili mountain

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There was also a shoe shop in the Kings Road for many years, may still be there, called "R. Soles"

There was also a chinese restaurant called Ho Le Fook.

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Actual shops/restaurants I've seen recently:

A Chain Store Massacre - Derby

Sim City - Birmingham

Posh Spice - Henley On Thames

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