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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #200 on: January 14, 2022, 09:37:34 AM »

FIAT is, in Italian Fabbrica Italiano Automobili de Torino, or in rough English Italian Automobile Factory in Turin.

Fiat money, which is to say money not backed by gold or other actually valuable physical items, is an unrelated term.

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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #201 on: January 14, 2022, 09:47:28 AM »

around here we have ‘king stupids’ (king soopers) and ‘spaceway’ (safeway).

untapped territory: blackjack pizza … seems it could almost write itself
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #202 on: January 14, 2022, 09:55:37 AM »

As for portmanteaus:
Bed Bath and Body Works
EbLenscrafters

A positive example: this station in North Reading, MA is called either "the Tuesday station" or "the Thursday station"; I forget which, since it's been so long. It's 5˘ cheaper on that day (actually 4 or 6; their prices always end in an odd digit), cheap in general even if it's not that day, and full serve (full serve stations are typically more expensive here). While it doesn't matter to me, it's also the only station I know of where the difference between grades 87 and 89 is still only 10˘.

It's caused backups on Route 28.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #203 on: January 14, 2022, 10:17:17 AM »

I know that gas station. I live really close to there. Yes, I have heard that phrase. Backups there are very common because it’s the cheapest in the area.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #204 on: January 14, 2022, 11:07:22 AM »

Favorite derogatory terms for Detroit's Big Three:

Ford = Fucked Over Rides from Dearborn

Found On Road Dead.

Fix Or Repair Daily

Fudging Old Rebuilt Dodge (only they didn't day fudge...)
I absolutely LOL'ed at someone's comment in the other thread...

My grampa worked for GM for 40 years, so of course I grew up knowing "Found On Road Dead" and "Fix Or Repair Daily". I've also heard "F*cker Only Runs Downhill", and one that I won't repeat because it's positive for the brand.

To this day, my biggest regret was buying that Explorer in '94; I didn't feel safe in it at all. And being a GM loyalist myself, I switched to a Tahoe after four years or so.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #205 on: January 14, 2022, 04:39:29 PM »

Favorite derogatory terms for Detroit's Big Three:

Ford = Fucked Over Rides from Dearborn

Found On Road Dead.

Fix Or Repair Daily

Fudging Old Rebuilt Dodge (only they didn't day fudge...)
I absolutely LOL'ed at someone's comment in the other thread...

My grampa worked for GM for 40 years, so of course I grew up knowing "Found On Road Dead" and "Fix Or Repair Daily". I've also heard "F*cker Only Runs Downhill", and one that I won't repeat because it's positive for the brand.

To this day, my biggest regret was buying that Explorer in '94; I didn't feel safe in it at all. And being a GM loyalist myself, I switched to a Tahoe after four years or so.
We owned a Tempo in the mid-90s and it's the last Ford I'll ever own.  I probably won't buy an American car again unless it's a Challenger.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #206 on: January 15, 2022, 03:01:18 PM »

A few from my neck of the woods  :bigass:


Canadian Tire- Crappy Tire
McDonald's: Raunchy Ronald's
Atlantic Superstore: Stupid-Store
Elm Tree Tavern *local bar): Pick-a-Pig and Hug 'n Slug (the joke here is that one picks a pig on Friday night and fights the pig's SO on Saturday night  :-D)
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #207 on: January 15, 2022, 11:23:23 PM »

J.C. Pennay

My mom used to pronounce it Jacques Pennay
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #208 on: January 17, 2022, 08:50:53 AM »

Whole Foods: Unholy Foods
I remember I used to hear Whole Paycheck.

I used that one.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #209 on: January 17, 2022, 08:52:00 AM »

iHateRadio and Audacity

I also use iHateRadio because iHeart is one of the main reasons why the quality of radio is in the shitter.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #210 on: January 17, 2022, 08:56:42 AM »

What are some common nicknames for retail businesses?

Some of the more popular ones are...
  • McDonald's -> Mickey D's
  • Wal-Mart -> Wally World
  • Target -> Tar-Zhay (think of Target with a French accent)
  • Kroger (grocery) -> Kay-Roger's




I live in Cincinnati, where Kroger is headquartered, and I have NEVER heard anyone call it Kay-Rogers.  A lot of people do call it KrogerS, which drives some other people crazy.

I like to pronounce Kroger like if I'm pronouncing it like Roger.

I also hate when people put an S on Kroger, Krystal, etc.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #211 on: January 17, 2022, 10:04:58 AM »

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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #212 on: January 19, 2022, 10:26:24 PM »

My brothers and I used to call Kmart Kame-apart because their merchandise was so cheap.

A few others we had:
Booger Fling for Burger King
Wally World or Wal-fart for Walmart
Pizza Slut for Pizza Hut
Taco Hell for Taco Bell

A couple different grocery store chains in our area:
SuperSlaver for SuperSaver (The chain is now long gone)
Pick 'n Slave or Pick 'n Scratch for Pick 'n Save

And I'm sure there are others I've forgotten over the past 30+ years
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #213 on: January 22, 2022, 05:17:56 PM »

Wal-Fart
K-Shart
"Bouchard's"- My grandfather used this name for a tractor supply type place called Buckheit Supply
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #214 on: January 23, 2022, 05:39:16 AM »

I have seen “Golden sphincter” for Walmart.
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #215 on: January 23, 2022, 12:44:07 PM »

I have seen “Golden sphincter” for Walmart.

Kurt Vonnegut would approve
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Re: Nicknames for Businesses
« Reply #216 on: January 23, 2022, 01:52:58 PM »

^^For those who don't get the reference: 
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Kwik Trip and QT (short for Quick Trip)

Quickie Trippie.

Also for the latter: Cute

McDonalds - Mac's
Booger King (not my quote)
Avis Rent-a-car: "ANUS"
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I used to refer to K-mart as "Kresge's". E-Z Mart is Sleazy Mart.
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I used to refer to K-mart as "Kresge's".
The "K" in Kmart stands for Kresge.  And there was a five and dime store called Kresge.
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I used to refer to K-mart as "Kresge's". E-Z Mart is Sleazy Mart.
K-Mart or "Kame-apart"
Forgot one for Pizza Hut - Pizza Whore
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I remember one Acronym created for the defunct department store chain in NYC once called EJ Korvette.  I won’t say it because it could be considered anti semitic being it involves an ethnic group, but the Korvette part is referred to as Korean War Veterans.
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Not sure if its been said yet, but I've been told by many people who worked at Food Lion that it was also known as Shitty Kitty  :-D

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I used to refer to K-mart as "Kresge's". E-Z Mart is Sleazy Mart.
K-Mart or "Kame-apart"
Forgot one for Pizza Hut - Pizza Whore

We used to say Pizza S***
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