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11 More Businesses Whose Names Are Absurdly Nerdy Puns
written by Sam Greenspan

About a year ago, I did a list of 11 Businesses Whose Names Are Absurdly Nerdy Puns. And since puns are my weakness much like Pepa's weakness is MEN!, I just kept on collecting these photos. And today, I've got another installment of businesses that chose nerdy pun names -- sometimes, it seems, in spite of their potentially negative consequences.

Enjoy...
  1. Indiana Bones [and the] Temple of Groom.



    While very close to a porn parody title, I appreciate the unabashed double pun in this business name. I don't love the exclusion of "and the," but the sign only had a finite width, I guess. This business, by the way, is nowhere near Indiana -- it's in Simi Valley, California -- which earns bonus points for the brave geographical confusion.

  2. Lino Richie.



    "Lino Richie" on its own is just so-so. I wouldn't have thought of "linoleum" from "lino," since the pun-related pronunciation would be "lyno" and not "lihno." But that slogan? Marry me.

  3. Art Barfunkel.



    I wonder if it's next door to a tinier but more successful bar called Pub Simon.

  4. ReINKarnation.



    If you're going to sell something everyone hates buying, I guess you have to have some modicum of fun with it.

  5. World of Woolcraft.



    Targeting that lucrative knitting + MMORPG crowd, I see. Perhaps not the Venn diagram intersection I personally would've staked my career on, but what do I know?

  6. Its [SIC] So Right Its [SIC] Sarong.



    They were, apparently, so hot on the pun that they couldn't bother with apostrophes.

  7. Spruce Springclean.



    They're out of Brighton, in the U.K. -- not Brighton, New Jersey like they should be. Not sure why their slogan isn't "Born to Clean"; seems extremely logical.

  8. Baguetteaboudit!



    Using an Italian-American catchphrase to sell French bread? Bueno.

  9. I Feel Like Crepe.



    Bold business strategy to not-so-subtly give your food a scatalogical connotation. Feels like the pun would've been killed in committee if this had been a group project. Why not the Crepes of Wrath or Who's Eating Gilbert's Crepes?

  10. Sew It Seams.



    With the chance of two puns in three words, I feel like the opportunity here was just too good to pass up. Even if they didn't want a pun name, once this was proposed, inevitability struck.

  11. Jean-Claude Van Man.



    I like the chutzpah of the name, but "Jean-Claude's Damn Van" was sitting RIGHT there.


This post was originally published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Travel.

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