No Funny Business
Because a good pun is it’s own… reword. If you like a good groaner, you’ll love this crowdsourced map to find the punniest businesses in the U.S.
“When Atlas Obscura teamed up with Digg to put out a call for contributions to the crowdsourced data project, we didn’t know what the response would be. We only knew that we were obsessed with those groan-inducing puns that surround us. And once you start noticing, say, the high number of Brewed Awakenings in the Northeast, you can’t stop.
The pain mixed with pleasure of, say, something as evocative as Hannah and Her Scissors, or something as plainly wrong as A Shoe Grows in Brooklyn surrounds us. After picking through duplicates, over 1,900 businesses made the map, which we think makes it the most complete pun business name map in the world. “
From the site: “Every day, we pass business signs. Big billboards, tiny gold leaf etching on glass doors, honking neon lights—all of this signage is part of the visual white noise of one’s daily travels, whether it be by foot, car, bus, or train. But how often do you actually stop to consider what you’re reading? Based on the over 3,000 submissions we got for our map of business name puns—all the time.” http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/behold-the-ultimate-crowdsourced-map-of-punny-businesses-in-america