Do you ever get one of those moments when try as you might to be terribly grown-up and clever, you can’t help but snigger at something really childish?
I had one of those moments last week when a flier for ‘Blow Me’ hairdressers came through the door.
I used to get it too every time I walked past the dog grooming shop near my old house that was called ‘Doggy Style’. It closed down quite quickly, goodness knows why, but they obviously weren’t the only dog groomers with such a sophisticated wit.
As much as I like to pretend otherwise, my mind is clearly in the gutter. The gutter just outside the salubrious looking Doggy Style.
I decided to conduct some careful market research – (I had a quick google) – and discovered that Doggy Style and Blow Me are not the only companies pushing the boundaries. Fancy being an employee of Flange Entertainment Limited?
Or how about getting yourself a little tattoo down at 4skin?
What is it about rude shop names that is so hilarious? And why would you call your shop something so obviously filthy? Is it just to be memorable? If it is, then it works on me. Next time anyone compliments me on my hair I know what I’ll be thinking.
Do let me know if you have any ridiculous shop names near you, I always like a giggle.
I shared it on Twitter and I’ll share it on here – the other day I saw a car belonging to a mobile Shellac artist: Let Me Nail You. Think they’ve bypassed the subtle word play there and gone straight for prude-meltingly naughty.
We’ve got a ‘Knobs & Knockers’ here in Harrogate. Sadly Big Baps sandwich shop closed down.
We have a shop in Northampton called Sofa King. His slogan?
“Where the prices are Sofa King low” – classic!
We don’t have the rude names (god forbid, here in the USA) but we have plenty of really corny names, like Curl Up & Dye (hairdressers), Paradise 4 Paws, (groomers) and Uncle Fatty’s Burgers. Except, wouldn’t you think that last one would be a turn-off?
There’s a handyman I see on the school run whose van has a large sticker that reads: ‘trim your bush, madam?’
we use to pass a hairdressers called Dan Druff….the name was enough to put me off
Jo, have you seen that bar called Wees on Park Street? Really don’t know what they were thinking!
Austria / Germany is a great place for rude name spotting – I’ve seen Wanker, Kuntz etc…
This really made me giggle out loud. I like Pratts Bottom in Kent, Bell End in Worcestershire and Lord Herefords Knob in Wales !!!!
omg I nearly spit my tea out reading this! hehe will keep a lookout but don’t think there’s any around here!
Just shared it over twitter!! Loved it! Anyway, few days back while in bus I saw an office badge over a girl’s breast telling: “Reshape Yourself”