Pictures From Our Readers: Ill-Advised Business Names
The response to our second reader photo challenge was great, and we got a ton of hilarious submissions! We're posting most of them here, and all of them on our Flickr page. Enjoy!
Anatomically-inclined business names
We had so many submissions in this category, we were actually able to organize them by body part:
We received two pictures of Massachusetts liquor stores named "Bunghole," from Cody (above, in Peabody) and Sabrina (below, in Salem). According to Wikipedia, "a bunghole is a hole bored in a liquid-tight barrel," though it's been used as naughty slang since at least the 13th century (famously making an appearance in Dante's Inferno).
Just plain odd
There's really no other way to classify these. What were they thinking?
On-purpose weird business names
When you have no marketing budget, sometimes the best way to get the word out about your business is by giving it a ridiculous name. We're pretty sure that's what happened to these fine establishments.
There seems to be a long-standing tradition of giving bizarre names to drinking establishments. Here are a few.