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
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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

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#3

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I'm a makeup addict
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4 months ago

oh no!!! not poor Nemo!!!!!

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

This one is brilliant.

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#5

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Colin L
Community Member
4 months ago

Unsinkable pun.

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Colin L
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4 months 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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Martin Kaine
Community Member
4 months ago

I would run in there screaming "Leroy Jenkins!"

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#8

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Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

Raiders of the Lost Arc Welder

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#9

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Ian Milne
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4 months 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
4 months ago

That is what I call talent!

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#11

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Sheer genius.

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#12

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Debra Trayler
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#13

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Joel Lawrence
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4 months ago

Leaves me speechless.

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#14

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Colin L
Community Member
4 months 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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Celina Thommesen-Kähler
Community Member
4 months ago

Thx I was feeling crabby

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#16

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4 months ago

lmfao XD

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#17

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4 months ago

lol, I just imagined airplanes doing people's hair.... XD

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#18

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Pixie
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4 months ago

nom nom nom

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#19

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4 months ago

I love this movie!!

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#20

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Izuna Kazuki
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4 months ago

Cod Of War

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#21

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
4 months ago

Hail to the planet of the GRapes

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#22

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todd andrews
Community Member
4 months ago

I bet the weather here is often a Yentil Wayne

Thomas brennan
Community Member
4 months ago

I've been in Barber Streisand, the walls have pictures of houses seen from the air which is a nod to the Streisand Effect. FYI that street is Exmouth Market in Islington, London and is lovely

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
4 months ago

Great!

Ricardo Meneghel
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll laugh about it until 2030!

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#23

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months 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
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4 months ago

Run florist, run

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#25

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todd andrews
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4 months ago

They specialize in Bach yards

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#26

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Ian Milne
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#27

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52 Blue
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4 months ago

Oh, Rhondda...

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#28

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I'm a makeup addict
Community Member
4 months ago

oooh, shiver me timbers, that's so funny!! XDXD

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#29

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Wouter Berg
Community Member
4 months ago

I do think the puns are better if it works when all words are pronounced correctly - 'Planet of the grapes' is better since crêpe is pronounced more like 'crapp'.

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#30

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Marshmellow fan
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4 months ago

Lol had me laughing so hard

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#31

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4 months ago

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#32

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Marshmellow fan
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4 months ago

I don't get it

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#33

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Colin L
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#34

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Celina Thommesen-Kähler
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4 months ago

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one of those words is not like the others... ; )

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#35

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Izuna Kazuki
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4 months ago

Nice building

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#36

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Martin Kaine
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#37

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Pixie
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4 months ago

What is a bap? 🤔

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#38

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glowworm2
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
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4 months ago

This building is super pretty

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#41

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4 months ago

I don't get this one.....

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#42

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