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The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Punny Businesses in America

Atlas Obscura and Digg teamed up to plot a map of businesses with pun names in America. They asked for submissions, and ended up with about 1900 business names, which are plotted on an interactive map for your viewing pleasure.

I zoomed in on Lexington, Kentucky, and found four hair salons: Hair Jordan, The Twisted Scissor, Hair on Broadway, and Hair and Now. The nail salon is Clip Art. But you’d expect salons to have punny names, like Curl Up and Dye (from the movie Earth Girls Are Easy). There’s also the Thai and Mighty restaurant and Common Grounds Coffee House. But the one we all expected to see, and it’s there, is Hugh Jass Burgers. (Sadly, it closed this year. We still have Big Ass Fans.)

Check out the map here, zoom in, and look around. There are also links to editors’ picks in different categories. I haven’t had time to go through all 1900 yet, so what’s the funniest name you’ve found?


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