Well Named

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  1. DaveyR

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    In another thread Lordpendragon made reference to a UK Estate Agency called "Doolittle and Dally".

    What companies have you come across with weird or apt names?
     
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    There was a Urologist at Addenbrookes called Dr. Philip Ness. He didn't like to be known by his initial.
     
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    My first year in college, I worked at an answering service. We had Dr's Herten, Pain, Gore and Slaughter. If they all had separate offices but it would have been a hoot if they all shared! On a side note, one harried day I asked a Dr "which Dr is this?" He calmy replied "I'm not a witch doctor, I'm a cardiologist".
     
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    Standard & Poor's (the stock listings company!)
    Roche, Dinkeloo & Associates (architects)
    Yum! Brands (parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut)
    Yahoo! (an old joke involved Benjamin Netanyahu and this name!)



    In New Mexico we have...

    Chant Associates (construction company, not Buddhism followers!)
    Berger Briggs (insurance, not restaurants!)

    In New Mexico there was an ongoing joke on a popular radio show about this company's name...

    Wackenhut (a national operator of corrections facilities)

    ... it was forever called "Whacking Hut", after beatings of inmates by its guards during several prison riots at its facilities here, a while back!
     
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    Well, I'm not sure about it's name, but Morgan Stanley definitely had some weird employees (myself not least of all).
     
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    I have to chime in with agnslz, I found "Standard & Poors" very funny. I learned very late that it isn't the title of the list, but the name of the evaluations company.

    On my summer vacation, I ran into a sign of a surgeon's practice, his name was Dr. Schneider. I have to explain that this was a German surgeon, and my guide explained me that his name means "cutter", when translated.
     
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    According to "The World's Stupidest Sighns" there is a rubbish [garbage to you yanks] removal ferm called "Carter, Whey and Tipett".
     
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    theres a chinese bar, restaurant near me called the Wang Wun Inn.
     
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    semms oddly appropriate for a penis support group. (hmmm)
     
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    Phuket Thai


    mmm, tasty!
     
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    Dr.Bonebreak, Orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Paine, General practictioner
     
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    A professor I had in college told the class that Chevrolet's naming one it its models Nova was perhaps the biggest marketing blunder ever made because it could barely sell in spanish speaking markets meaning roughly 'won't go'.:tongue:
     
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    I know a guy named Richard Heurtz... Or better known as Dick Heurtz:biggrin1:

    Also know a guy named Robin Robinson.:rolleyes:
     
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    :biggrin1: Shelby, your post reminds me of something:

    "Darle gas! Darle gas!" English translation: Give it gas! Give it gas!

    My family had a Nova once!:redface: When it would stall out, my dad would tell my sister to do the above while trying to get it going! So at least with our Hispanic family... Nova really DID mean "wont go"!:biggrin1::tongue:




    Claire: Since you are into aviation (and a former pilot, I gather), I thought you'd be interested in this name of a company here.


    Cutter Aviation,,, founded by Syd Cutter

    I thought of it while reading your post BTW.:smile:


    Since I know a lot of funny architecture related names please indulge me with one more...

    Gordon Bunshaft!:biggrin1: (I think it's funny:redface::tongue:)
     
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    My brother is a doctor, and he lives on Paine Street. No kidding.
     
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    We've got a flower shop here in Austin called.............


    Mister Fancy Plants. ;)


    We've a chain of stores as well called Michael's. I've always thought it was a good name for their company. It's a little arts and crafts place. I've always fancied that Michael's a cute little gay boy.
     
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    A dentist I went to one time only his name was Dr. Chu.
     
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    I absolutely refused to believe my friend, until we actually drove over and stopped in the parking lot of the Sharpe-Paine General Practice Medical Clinic. It really does exist. In much smaller print, the doctors were listed, I don't recall the exact names, but it was something like William Sharpe, MD and James Paine, MD LLC.
     
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    I thought the name Boeing is a funny name for a plane builder, to begin with. Once a plane makes a sound like that, something's up, can be sure of that.
     
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