I love when a business is named something that might be awesome in another language, but in English it ends up being a bit unfortunate. (see my previous blog entry on the world's best dry cleaner business name here).
Some others that I have noticed include:
- Reliable Fish & Chips, on Queen St E in Toronto. To me, "reliable" is a term used in employment reference letters when you can't think of anything good to say about the person's work. "Peter was extremely reliable. He showed up every day on time, and we could always count on him to be there when we needed him." What the letter doesn't say is that Peter might as well have stayed home, because he sucked at what we needed him to do.
How's the fish at that place?- Lucky Driving School, in Scarborough. I think I would prefer the skillful driving school, thanks.
Well, it's reliable. It's always there, on the plate, when you order it. Never fails. Always tastes like shit, but it's always there.
- Nice Haircut, in the Beaches area of Toronto. It always makes me imagine an Abbott and Costello type conversation.
Hey, nice haircut. Where'd you get it?- Ho's Team , a salon in downtown Toronto. The most unfortunate part of this is that it is near one of the most notorious hooker areas in town.
Yeah, I already said I like it. Where'd you get it?
OK, I was just being polite. It actually looks pretty dumb on you. Where did you get it? Tell me so I can know never to go there.
Are you retarded?
But my current favourite is...
- Beaver Fishery, a wholesale fishmonger in Toronto. "This tuna kind of tastes like..."