And so, in 2012, the nationwide chain presented Nagra with a letter threatening legal action if he didn’t change the name of his shop. Sainsbury’s didn’t just take issue with the name, however. Indeed, the company also objected to the store’s logo and sign, which were similar to that of the larger supermarket.
Of course, Britain is well known for its punny shop and business monikers. From printer ink store Alan Cartridge – a riff on TV character Alan Partridge – to moving company He-Van: Movers of the Universe, there’s really no end to the absurdity of the U.K.’s tendency for clever names.
In the Scottish town of Hawick, for instance, you’ll find a canine grooming store called “A Hair Off The Dog.” Meanwhile, Ayrshire in Scotland is home to not only music store “Ayr Guitar,” but gents’ barbers “Dan-Druffs.” (You can stop groaning now.)