Monday, May 16, 2011

Punny Business

Question: What's the punniest kind of business? Which category of business venture is most inclined to have a pun as a business name? Contenders are coffee shops:
  • Central Perk (y'know, on "Friends", near Central Park)
  • City Perk (same concept, but here in N.O. near City Park)
  • Brewed Awakening
  • etc.
and hair salons:
  • Shear Magic
  • Shear Madness
  • pretty much any other possible pun on "shear"
Other coffeeshop/salon examples? Other types of pun-prone businesses? We must get to the bottom of this. (Oh yeah, "Bottoms Up". Low-end strip clubs and cheezy off-color bars also seem to like the puns.)


  1. Cutting Edge and Happy Looker are two hair salons here in Reno. The Happy Looker is run by the man we call "The Hair Nazi." He is part concierge/part dictator, presiding over the army of hair cutters that work there.

  2. Daily Grind
    Higher Ground

    A Cut Above
    Cost Cutters

    Salon pun we will never see: "A Thousand Cuts".

  3. And, Cutting Edge

  4. Nail salons and BBQ places like puns, too.

    Is there any correlation between pun name and suckiness of business?

  5. Anonymous9:14 PM

    True Brew
    Higher Grounds
    Shear Power

  6. Sacred Grinds coffee shop at the end of the Cemeteries Line always makes me wince.