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Old 05-16-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Just for fun:

I saw a store mentioned on CD...Tom Thumb. Ok, kinda cute.

SC has Piggly-Wiggly. (true, but how they came up with it, I do not know ).

What about your area? Any wacky sounding market names??
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think the oddest name ever is the chain of convenience stores in the mid west called
Kum and Go.

Kum & Go :: E85, Biodiesel, Open 24 hours
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Nothing we have here beats Piggly Wiggly.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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SC has Piggly-Wiggly. (true, but how they came up with it, I do not know ).
The Pig actually operates in 15 states througought the southeastern U.S. The name is indeed a mystery. As their website explains:
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Saunders' reason for choosing the intriguing name Piggly Wiggly ® remains a mystery; he was curiously reluctant to explain its origin. One story is that he saw from a train window several little pigs struggling to get under a fence, and the rhyming name occurred to him then. Someone once asked him why he had chosen such an unusual name for his organization, and Saunders' reply was, "So people will ask that very question." He wanted and found a name that would be talked about and remembered.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:20 PM
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I always found Bloom and Harris Teeter interesting names for grocery stores....

....but nothing beats good ol' Piggly Wiggly!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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LOL GloryB....that is some name! Bet it gets lots of giggles/snickers too



quote=GloryB;19190016]I think the oddest name ever is the chain of convenience stores in the mid west called
Kum and Go.

Kum & Go :: E85, Biodiesel, Open 24 hours[/quote]
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Wonder how they came up with THAT ONE?




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Nothing we have here beats Piggly Wiggly.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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LOL, well it worked, here we are discussing it!

Thanks~



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The Pig actually operates in 15 states througought the southeastern U.S. The name is indeed a mystery. As their website explains:
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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Never heard of Bloom, interesting....I think Harris-Teeter has a hyphen, so partners' last names, maybe?






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I always found Bloom and Harris Teeter interesting names for grocery stores....

....but nothing beats good ol' Piggly Wiggly!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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it's more of a convenience store/gas chain than a grocery store, but wawa stores made me laugh when i first saw them.
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