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Offline VK5RC

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #250 on: January 07, 2018, 09:36:15 am »
I knew of a family whose surname was Motor, they seriously called their children, Petrol, Electric, Starter. What were they thinking (or smoking)!
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« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2018, 10:34:29 am »
In the Netherlands there is a company whose main business is transportation of manure...



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« Reply #252 on: January 07, 2018, 01:23:35 pm »
reminds me of a newish australian company called "Who gives a crap": https://au.whogivesacrap.org/ they unsurprisingly make toilet roles with a twist.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #253 on: January 07, 2018, 01:28:33 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)
 

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« Reply #254 on: January 07, 2018, 02:09:19 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)

She is a patient where my wife works.  My wife says she has a very good sense of humor over her name.  There are a few patients with odd names that she has told me over the years but Lovely is the only one that I can remember.  The funny thing here is that part of my wife's family don't use their first names.  My wife, her 2 daughters and my wife's brother all go by their middle names.  It is a standing joke that everyone is in the witness protection program.
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« Reply #255 on: January 07, 2018, 02:41:04 pm »
On the subject of odd given name/surname pairings I offer the following:

Back in the day, a friend of mine, Dave, worked in the local DHSS office. One of their clients was a Miss Balls (a not uncommon English surname). Her parents had decided to christen her Ofelia.

I used to know a family that went by the surname Snow. There were three children. The eldest was a handsome lass called Winter, then another very pretty girl called Angel and the youngest was a boy called Crispin. I used to keep an eye on the local paper for a report of latter killing his parents in bed one night.
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2018, 01:29:48 am »
I wear mine proudly every day.   :-DD

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2018, 05:20:28 am »
House of Hose

It's in Salt Lake City, Utah

It's funny because at first i read it as House of Hoes.

Salt Lake City has more nude strip clubs per square mile than any other city in the USA.

And that is funny because Salt Lake City is made up mostly of Mormon people.
 

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« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2018, 09:46:42 am »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2018, 11:08:46 am »
Found a hilarious one in a Youtube video about Japan:



Starvations, a children's clothing store.



That entire channel is great, it's about living in Japan, not just shitty translations.
 


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« Reply #261 on: January 08, 2018, 07:15:40 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)

She is a patient where my wife works.  My wife says she has a very good sense of humor over her name.  There are a few patients with odd names that she has told me over the years but Lovely is the only one that I can remember.  The funny thing here is that part of my wife's family don't use their first names.  My wife, her 2 daughters and my wife's brother all go by their middle names.  It is a standing joke that everyone is in the witness protection program.

 Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.
 

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« Reply #262 on: January 08, 2018, 07:32:04 pm »
I once had a dot matrix printer made by ODC: the "One Day Corporation"
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« Reply #263 on: January 08, 2018, 09:49:16 pm »
A company that sold lemon 'cider' , 'Two Dogs'.
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #264 on: January 09, 2018, 12:01:36 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.



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« Reply #265 on: January 09, 2018, 12:17:26 am »
Not a company but institute. I have a one device laying around made by them. http://www.vsegei.ru Russian speakers may have a good laugh. If translated, it's called "Allgays".
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #266 on: January 09, 2018, 08:33:56 am »
Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.

That's quite common in some countries. Americans tend to go for "Junior" if the father/son names are the same, but other countries choose the middle name. I have the same name as my father, but not even my best friends know that, they've always known me by my middle name instead. The only time it gets noticed is when I travel or book flights, because my passport (and flight ticket) have to have my real name.

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« Reply #267 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:33 am »
The first time I saw the sign for this place I laughed for a while..
https://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/ashfield/unlimited-head-jobs-13074513-listing.html
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #268 on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:43 am »
There is a street called Boulevard in Richmond VA. Can't imagine how they named it. It sounds weird as you won't name a road "Road Rd".
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #269 on: January 12, 2018, 11:30:02 am »
There is a street called Boulevard in Richmond VA. Can't imagine how they named it. It sounds weird as you won't name a road "Road Rd".

Boulevard doesn't mean road. It's a type of road. A boulevard is a wide often tree lined road which is the main route through a city.

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #270 on: January 12, 2018, 01:41:24 pm »
 Yeah but Boulevard Street is just silly. And there seems to also be one in Shreveport Louisiana as well as Atlanta Georgia.
 

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« Reply #271 on: January 12, 2018, 01:47:21 pm »
Yeah but Boulevard Street is just silly. And there seems to also be one in Shreveport Louisiana as well as Atlanta Georgia.

I didn't say it not a stupid name for a road, just that it doesn't mean road :)

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« Reply #272 on: January 12, 2018, 01:59:51 pm »
Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.

That's quite common in some countries. Americans tend to go for "Junior" if the father/son names are the same, but other countries choose the middle name. I have the same name as my father, but not even my best friends know that, they've always known me by my middle name instead. The only time it gets noticed is when I travel or book flights, because my passport (and flight ticket) have to have my real name.

McBryce.

It's technically not Junior/Senior/whatever unless the father and son have the same first AND middle names. Or for a "the Second" or "The Third" for skipped generations, unless the full names match. Never looked in to if that was a legal thing or just common convention.
 

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« Reply #273 on: January 12, 2018, 02:23:44 pm »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #274 on: January 13, 2018, 11:00:35 am »
Not electronics related, but there's a business around here who's vans I see from time to time called 'Total Meat Supplies'. Their slogan is 'We'll Meat Your Needs'  :D.
 


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