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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2004 17:58      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some of you may have noticed I like a pun now and then.

The other day I was watching 3 guys with chainsaws trimming back a very large tree. The name on the side of their truck
"Tree Wise Men"

I got home, and read about a ferry that takes people from England to Spain for cheap dental treatment, it's called "The Tooth Ferry"

Anyone know of any other punny business names?

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http://www.interestingideas.com/roadside/names/names.htm My favorite is the bunghole liquors [Razz]
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There's a resturaunt in Budapest (I think) called;

The Marquis de Salade

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"They say" - or at least this site does - that hairdressers are the worst offenders...

http://www.jimwegryn.com/names/Barbershops.htm

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/me still laughs when he walks by the restaurant in Boulder called "La Mariposa." [Razz]

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I use a lesbian plumber (an absolute sweetheart by the way) who calls her business "U Benders".

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Cap'n Vic

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What do you 'use' her for?

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
What do you 'use' her for?

I imagine he has her clean his pipes out.

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You know, sometimes the dragon makes me smile. Other times he makes me giggle, and other times he makes me fall off my chair in hysterical laughter. On very rare occassions, he makes my mouth drop open and my eyes bug out. This is one of those rare times.
[Eek!]

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/me hugs the lab rat... [Smile]

Yeah, I was talking to her when she read that, and her comment was, "Who are you, and what have you done with my dragon?" [Razz]

Oh well, I get to have a bit of fun with my posts every so often.

The thing is, the way that post is written, it is semantically correct - it is only how it's interpreted [Big Grin] .

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There's a hair dresser in a suburb near where I live called "The best little hair house".

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my mother knew a piano tuner named Mr. Opernockity. His motto was 'Opurnockity tunes but once'. i don't know if i have the spelling of his name correct. really. true.
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/hey-U hugs dm97 and X "awwww, you guys..."
/blushes furiously
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Near where I used to live, I used to see a van belonging to a firm of caterers for film sets (or something like that) called 'Little Red Courgette'....
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me still laughs when he walks by the restaurant in Boulder called "La Mariposa." [Razz]

I must be really slow today... Why is that funny???

It's a pretty good restaurant though, as far as Mexican restaurants in Boulder go.

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quote:
Originally posted by dankow:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me still laughs when he walks by the restaurant in Boulder called "La Mariposa." [Razz]

I must be really slow today... Why is that funny???

You're not the only one, I was thinking perhaps it was some 'merkin in-joke, but maybe not.

OK, so unless my Spanish is even more rusty than I thought, mariposa == butterfly. Still not seeing the humour.

Is this some subtle Spanish double-etendre? (or should that be 'significa doble' ?)

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I guess you need to know actually Spanish-speaking people to get it [Wink] .

There is no question that it means, "the butterfly," but it definitely holds another meaning [Razz] .

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Is that a caterpillar in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

Corrr, look at the wings on that one, she can share my cocoon any time!

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"Mariposa" has the same connotations for Latin Americans as "fairy" has for North Americans.

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this one I nicked from Dilbert, and it is not stricly a pun, but apparantly the best name for a business is "Uanus hertz"

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I stayed at 'Hotel Kuntz' in Paris once. I stole a wad of headed notepaper for my own churlish amusement.

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There is a hardware store in my town a called "The Tool Box," which always makes me laugh. And sometimes they play disco music late at night. Hmmm....

This isn't punny, but it's amusing. I once saw a repossession company's van with their logo, The Grinch. It was around Christmastime too.

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There's a gay nightclub in Monroe, Louisiana called the Bangkok. I know thats not original, but everytime I hear it I laugh my arse off.

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
There's a gay nightclub in Monroe, Louisiana called the Bangkok. I know thats not original, but everytime I hear it I laugh my arse off.

Sooooo, how 'bout that arse pic (now that you mentioned it)

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
There's a gay nightclub in Monroe, Louisiana called the Bangkok. I know thats not original, but everytime I hear it I laugh my arse off.

Sooooo, how 'bout that arse pic (now that you mentioned it)
Dude - you could at least wait until she gets it sewn back on. [Wink]

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