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What's in a name?

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 23 Mar 2013 12:14

Our local Greengrocer/florist is called "Cauli flowers" I used ro drive past a Gents hairdressers called "Herr Flick"

Do you have any to share?



:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Island

Island Report 23 Mar 2013 12:33

Indian restaurant with a hairdressers above.......

Curry With A Fringe On Top :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 23 Mar 2013 12:41

:-D Island

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 23 Mar 2013 13:38

in Ramsgate theres a chip shop
called the cod father :-D :-D

and we have one near us called the wet plaice ;-) ;-)

GinN

GinN Report 23 Mar 2013 13:47

I've seen a hairdressers called Curl Up and Dye. Don't think I'll be making an appointment any time soon! :-D

Island

Island Report 23 Mar 2013 13:53

Chip shop/diner in Covent Garden - The Rock and Soul Plaice.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Mar 2013 14:15

Glaziers.......

Pane in the Glass.

:-D

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 23 Mar 2013 14:24

Glazier in Newcastle/Tyne - "First Glass Glazing"

Signwriter in Newcastle/Tyne - "Signs of the Tyne"


GP

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 23 Mar 2013 20:42

In Old Colwyn.......Standon Flooring.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 23 Mar 2013 20:54

two of the doctors who treated my Mum for her rheumatoid arthritis - Dr Payne and Dr Arse

Paula+

Paula+ Report 24 Mar 2013 11:20

Lol @ Ann C. I have met a few people with the same names.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Mar 2013 11:28

I knew of a chief fire officer called Tom Burn and years ago the local swimming baths were opened by Councillor Pool

GinN

GinN Report 24 Mar 2013 16:09

When I was doing A levels, our art master took us on a field trip to East Anglia to look at Gothic churches. I can't remember where it was, but he took us out of our way to show us an undertakers - called D'eath & Son !

Sharron

Sharron Report 24 Mar 2013 16:24

When I was at college and before the supermarkets wiped out the little nappy delivery businesses,I drove for Nippy Nappies.

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 24 Mar 2013 16:53

There was a vehicle scrapyard near where I live called "Journey's End"

GP

Maryanna

Maryanna Report 24 Mar 2013 16:56

Two of my Dad's doctors in the Urology ward were Doctor Po and Doctor We. M

GinN

GinN Report 24 Mar 2013 16:57

That would also be a good name for an undertaker, GP :-D

wisechild

wisechild Report 24 Mar 2013 16:58

There used to be an estate Agents in Birmingham called Doolittle & Dalley many years ago.
No idea if they are still in business. If the name is anything to go by, I doubt it. :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 24 Mar 2013 17:03

Wise child. I remember them too.l am not sure if they are still in business.

Joeva

Joeva Report 24 Mar 2013 17:23

I kid you not :-D I once had to get emergency dental treatment when I was on holiday, the name of the dentist was Le Tooth ! :-D