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Greygor
02-18-2011, 01:05 AM
One close to me

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lG2az5ut9w0/Swzbq7KiWCI/AAAAAAAAEDY/0tYd-FtRQx4/s400/Most_Unfortunate_Store_Names_01.jpg

Possibly of interest to the circumcision Thread

http://www.comedy-zone.net/pictures/images/signs/150503/cleaners.jpg

Spacing is so important

http://kensington.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/badname.jpg

Very descriptive

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/RobotNine/Trailer%20Trash%20Dolls/Store%20Signs/StrangeFunnyBizarreNamesStoresOutle.jpg

I'm sure more than one hairdressers has used this

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2561/3980877273_a332f7ffee.jpg

Woof Woof

http://www.shophorror.co.uk/photos/batterseacodshome.jpg

Chacalo
02-18-2011, 08:43 AM
I love that big white house with the huge scissors on the front.

CapnChaos
02-18-2011, 09:00 AM
When I was working in LA once, I went by this store.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/Kentramone13/media1.jpg

SteveFlack
02-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Woof Woof

http://www.shophorror.co.uk/photos/batterseacodshome.jpg

I don't get it.

Greygor
02-18-2011, 03:00 PM
I don't get it.
it's very UK, a famous place called The Battersea's dogs home, now with cats

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Battersea_Dogs_%26_Cats_Home_logo.png

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3413871305_2ff2146bac.jpg

LordKinbote
02-18-2011, 03:04 PM
When I lived in Poughkeepsie, the local Big Lots had a burnt out "L".

SteveFlack
02-18-2011, 03:08 PM
it's very UK, a famous place called The Battersea's dogs home, now with cats

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Battersea_Dogs_%26_Cats_Home_logo.png

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3413871305_2ff2146bac.jpg

Oh.

Kelly Tindall
02-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Two great ones in Montreal:

Indiana Jeans

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/4997038559_7dddbde0f3.jpg

and there's a place called 'Vag', but I can't find a photo of it. I think they do nails or hair or something.

Urgur the Gurgur
02-18-2011, 03:15 PM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/theenemycometh/funny/images.jpg

Urgur the Gurgur
02-18-2011, 03:18 PM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/theenemycometh/funny/penisland.jpg

http://www.penisland.net

dEnny!
02-18-2011, 03:47 PM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/theenemycometh/funny/penisland.jpg

http://www.penisland.net

I didn't get it until I saw the url. :nonono2:

dEnny!
02-18-2011, 03:49 PM
We used to have a Chinese Restaurant called "Wok N Go."

On the sign it said:

It's only

Wok N Go,

but I like it.

ernster
02-18-2011, 03:51 PM
there was a mexican/chinese restaurant in corpus christi, tx called "wok-a-mole."

dEnny!
02-18-2011, 03:57 PM
there was a mexican/chinese restaurant in corpus christi, tx called "wok-a-mole."

I would have initially thought it was "Whack a Mole." Later figuring out it rhymes with guacamole.

CapnChaos
02-18-2011, 04:06 PM
There was a Chinese place in the neighboring town from where I lived growing up called Big Wongs.

Shane W
02-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Big Dick's is on the way to my sister-in-law's house. Stay classy Southern Missouri.

jamestolliver
02-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Baltimore is famous for it's Crabby Dick's.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2773316402_9c693204e4.jpg

Foolish Mortal
02-18-2011, 04:42 PM
Some I found via Google...

http://i.min.us/ijhUVs.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI)

http://i.min.us/jjlNJU.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#2)

http://i.min.us/jjlWq0.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#3)

http://i.min.us/jjlSak.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#4)

http://i.min.us/ijlSak.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#4)

http://i.min.us/jjm0go.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#5)

Foolish Mortal
02-18-2011, 04:48 PM
http://i.min.us/jjm0go.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#5)

I looked up that last one. Apparently it's some kind of gas refinery company in Nigeria. :lol:

Greygor
02-19-2011, 02:04 AM
http://i.min.us/jjm0go.jpg (http://min.us/mvfT6qI#5)

I posted this originally, then felt guilty and deleted but lets give it a go.

Obviously a lost in translation fail as the Chinese shop name is "Black Person King"

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5264/fashionin.jpg

Greenville 90210
02-19-2011, 05:58 AM
There was a Chinese restaurant named "Double Dragon II" around here but it recently closed. :(

I guess that means that there is/was a "Double Dragon" in the New Orleans area but I've never seen it.

Foolish Mortal
02-19-2011, 06:53 AM
I posted this originally, then felt guilty and deleted but lets give it a go.

Obviously a lost in translation fail as the Chinese shop name is "Black Person King"

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5264/fashionin.jpg

The thing people have to understand is 'nigger' has zero context in Asian society. They only got the word from 18th century white traders. Most have no clue about the word's historical and cultural context in America.

Marc Lombardi
02-19-2011, 07:05 AM
Here's a Marble & Stone place a few miles from my house:

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l6uo8mHsxu1qcankco1_500.jpg

justjeffery
02-19-2011, 07:20 AM
The Dick Cleaners one is edited. I think Curl up and Dye is kinda cute...

ClintP
02-19-2011, 08:04 AM
I wish I had a picture of this, but there was a planned parenthood place in Arlington, TX that had a sign that read, "Planned Parenthood. Parking in the rear."

ClintP
02-19-2011, 08:05 AM
There was a Chinese restaurant named "Double Dragon II" around here but it recently closed. :(

I guess that means that there is/was a "Double Dragon" in the New Orleans area but I've never seen it.

#2 was better than #1...

BenitoCereno
02-19-2011, 09:23 AM
We used to have a Chinese Restaurant called "Wok N Go."

On the sign it said:

It's only

Wok N Go,

but I like it.

I was going to say "we had that too!" until I saw who posted this.

xyzzy
02-19-2011, 12:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WB3rFT_dKE

Nothing particularly funny about it, except that people can't read it correctly. The woman at 1:30 is the best one.

dankiely
02-19-2011, 12:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WB3rFT_dKE

Nothing particularly funny about it, except that people can't read it correctly. The woman at 1:30 is the best one.

bees?

Foolish Mortal
02-19-2011, 01:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WB3rFT_dKE

Nothing particularly funny about it, except that people can't read it correctly. The woman at 1:30 is the best one.

I think it's one of those "brain" things where your brain tricks you into associating a group of letters for a commonly word like 'bread' for a less commonly used word like 'bead'.

If I were just walking along and just glance at the sign but not really read it, I might think it said 'bread' too. :lol:

LordKinbote
02-19-2011, 01:31 PM
I was driving through North Platte, Nebraska about two years ago, and we passed a Christian radio station:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_HlrA8W92jyY/TWBESu9OOPI/AAAAAAAAAN4/LjOjwlj3jhk/kjlt1.jpg

Not funny by itself, but I think the maker of the other sign was being a bit subversive with his placement of the microphone:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_HlrA8W92jyY/TWBESzqlPaI/AAAAAAAAAN8/DrEbN-eKU18/kjlt2.jpg