Naming your company, shop, or brand experience is one of a kind. Just like a name for your child, it has to present it in the best possible light, attracting clients and claiming its presence in the vast sea of competitors. Unless you’re a British business, of course.

In that case, the punnier the better. We all know that British humor feels like a whole new language that never ceases to deliver a constant deadpan, and their punny shop names are the embodiment of it.

So Bored Panda has compiled a precious collection full of puntastic British shop and service names as seen on billboards, cars, and signs that will make you read twice, and thrice. Then cringe, and share with your friend.

#1

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This is probably my favourite. I'd work for them just to answer the phone with "Surelock Homes. It is our business to know what other people do not know."

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#2

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

"Hello, is it me you're looking floor?" LOL Thanks for the laugh.

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#3

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

Noooo! 😱

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Bored Panda reached out to Wayne Barber, who has been running the punny business social media channels on and off for years now. Wayne has been collecting the punniest business names for his Twitter account Punny Business.

“Initially, it was great fun to try and find as many punny businesses as I could and once I’d built up my followers, they started finding them for me.”

However, Wayne said that over the course of a few years, he started seeing the same names used repeatedly all over the world and this “can get a little boring.” Yet, he still gets a thrill when he spots or is sent a new pun that he has never seen before, especially if it’s a hilarious one.

#4

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Ivan Koteski
Community Member
1 month ago

in Macedonia baking-bre...300c59.jpg baking-bread-5fbe42c300c59.jpg

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#5

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Unsinkable pun.

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#6

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Just leaf it alone...

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When it comes to exceptionally punny business names, Wayne gave some honorable mentions: “Much Ado About Muffin (a cake shop in Stockton upon Tees, UK), The Merchant of Tennis (sports shop in Toronto, Canada), Tan’in’Ere (Stayley Bridge, UK), and Ghost Bus Tours (Ghoulish Based Bud Tours across several UK cities).”

But his hands-down favorite one is a play on words with a famous '90s song by a band called Cornershop. “It’s a small food van that serves hot breakfast sandwiches of sausage, bacon and egg, etc. that is located in a lay-by on the main road near my home town of Kingston upon Hull called Brimful of Rasher (a pun on the '90s song Brimful and Asher by Cornershop). It never fails to put a smile on my face.”

#7

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Mel Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

There's a shop for yarn in Louisiana USA called "Yarnia" ((narnia))

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#8

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

Raiders of the Lost Arc Welder

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#9

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

Owner: Lick Jagger

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Wayne also believes that puns and humor can give passersby a good laugh the whole world over, and it’s not just in Britain. “I truly believe that it can help make a business instantly more memorable and it is more likely to tempt people in, especially if it’s a funny one."

Especially if it conjures an absurd image “such as Brian Pickles Lawn Movers or the RSPCA Animal Rescue Charity shop in Bury, UK having the slogan Helping Bury Animals.” Wayne concluded that “it all leads to these businesses being talked about and gets some form of free advertising.”

#10

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

That is what I call talent!

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#11

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Sheer genius.

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#12

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Debra Trayler
Community Member
1 month ago

We have a dog obedience centre here called *Sit Happens*. :D

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#13

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todd andrews
Community Member
1 month ago

Did you know if you say “bacon” with a Jamaican accent it sounds the same as sayin “beer can” with a British accent?

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#14

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't happen to be next to a pie shop on Fleet street, did it?

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#15

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todd andrews
Community Member
1 month ago

Battered and all the rest

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#16

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This made me smile, so yes, it did cheer me up.

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#17

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

Dealing with flyaway hair since 1990

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#18

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Pixie
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1 month ago

nom nom nom

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#19

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s the flower of love 🎵

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#20

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Izuna Kazuki
Community Member
1 month ago

Cod Of War

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#21

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
1 month ago

Hail to the planet of the GRapes

Sawdust
Community Member
1 month ago

Get your clinking glasses away from me you darned, dirty grapes!

Saara .
Community Member
1 month ago

Pigeon on his/her way in.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

A liquor store in CA near the Az Border could be named 'Blythe Spirits'?

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#22

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todd andrews
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet the weather here is often a Yentil Wayne

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#23

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

This is a name that elicits loads of giggles, even though it has a good meaning in Vietnamese.

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#24

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Celina Thommesen-Kähler
Community Member
1 month ago

Run florist, run

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#25

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todd andrews
Community Member
1 month ago

They specialize in Bach yards

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#26

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

Where you’ll be off to Rehab if you visit often enough

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#27

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52 Blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, Rhondda...

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#28

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like they missed a opportunity here. The crossed tools could have been on a flag to mimic the Jolly Roger.

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#29

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

good to see that they put bananas in

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#30

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Marshmellow fan
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol had me laughing so hard

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#31

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

Where the food will give you “too many broken farts”

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#32

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PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd guess it's in Ayr (Scotland)

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#33

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Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

Um.... that's not Jabba....

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#34

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn...

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#35

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Izuna Kazuki
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice building

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#36

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Martin Kaine
Community Member
1 month ago

"And I need you now tonight And I need you FLOOR than ever"

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#37

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

I lost it at the "Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner" part!

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#38

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the second wall and floor tile company with that name.

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#39

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

ye'll have new tyres? go on, go on, go on, go on

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#40

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Marshmellow fan
Community Member
1 month ago

This building is super pretty

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#41

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T Simmons
Community Member
1 month ago

Sky is a telecom and satellite tv company and their sports channel is called sky sports

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#42

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Ravenclaw Banana
Community Member
1 month ago

This was on the news a few months ago, Sainsburys threatened to sue... So he changed the name to Morrisinghs

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