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Update: Shop name puns

The One Show Team | 12:28 UK time, Monday, 20 July 2009

Wok This Way, viewers.

Codfather: Shop punsSend in your photos of puns in shop signs here.

On Monday's show Arthur Smith looked at the history of the pun and we asked you to send in photos of the best punning shop signs near you.

You didn't let us down and we've received 150 pictures, ranging from the hilarious to the downright awful!

Tomorrow (24th July) Arthur will be back with another film looking at puns in shop signs and we'll be showing some of the best on the show.

Thanks to everyone who sent them in

Look at the shop sign pun gallery here.

Sofa So Good!


  • 1. At 7:23pm on 20 Jul 2009, suecooke24 wrote:

    i know they probably can't share this on the show but there is a footwear company called Our Soles!!!!

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  • 2. At 7:28pm on 20 Jul 2009, MandyEM wrote:

    Theres a gardening services shop in Newcastle called PLANT & DEC ! hahahah class

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  • 3. At 4:23pm on 21 Jul 2009, secondMarriott wrote:

    A couple of years ago, whilst driving north on the A1 near Sheffield, we passed a lorry owned by a firm that emptied septic tanks etc. The heading on the side was "Intershitty", honest!


    John Marriott

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  • 4. At 6:34pm on 22 Jul 2009, Paul22118 wrote:

    There is a company (one man band I think) in Hastings which are concrete and cement people, you know like those Readymix revolving drum trucks. But his firm is called

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  • 5. At 11:31am on 24 Jul 2009, Johnfrum wrote:

    In Uxbridge there were two unwittting puns. The Dynasty takeaway was read as Die nasty by everyone. A firm of accountants were called Biddis and Brown, but you have top know what bidis meant in the fifties to appreciate the latter.

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  • 6. At 7:22pm on 24 Jul 2009, Borat2009 wrote:

    As regards
    male vs female humour
    Deadpan always works, Les Dawson, and.....Brummies, Yes Adrian you have funny bones

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  • 7. At 7:23pm on 24 Jul 2009, Borat2009 wrote:

    you can censor, supress but will not win!

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  • 8. At 7:24pm on 24 Jul 2009, Borat2009 wrote:

    Local freezer shop in Aberdeen...Alaskansee

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  • 9. At 1:22pm on 28 Jul 2009, Johnfrum wrote:

    There was a hairdresser in Harrow named New Barnet.

    Shop bags have unwitting puns. The other day I saw one that said "Lose yourself in books", but the owner almost lost her books as she left it behind. Years ago bookshops had a bag with multiple versions of "Penguin Books" covering it, the legends often superimposing themselves on each other. Five letters stood out amongst all others, spelling an anotomical part.

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  • 10. At 1:24pm on 28 Jul 2009, Johnfrum wrote:

    Incidentally Adrian, "Jack the Stripper" is a common shop pun.

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  • 11. At 00:27am on 03 Aug 2009, Welshdoug wrote:

    "Curl Up And Dye" is the name of a hairdressers in Newbridge, S. Wales

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  • 12. At 8:29pm on 04 Aug 2009, rodwood wrote:

    I would sugest a shoe shop whos done well, ALL SOLED OUT
    Watch repairs SECOUND TIME AROUND
    A clairvouant ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
    Bahaveral expert CALMAS U LIKE

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