Two Bad Asses, Sheep Guts, Well-Hung Beef, and the 25 Best Store Names in Edinburgh

I’ve been to many places around the world, but I’ve never seen a city with cooler store names than Edinburgh, Scotland. Here are the 25 best stores names that I saw on a recent trip. They run the gamut from clever and punny to downright descriptive.

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Cocaine? Tofu? Stuff white people like? I never went in because I’m Asian.

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God forbid you should go to an unlicensed sex shop.

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Legend has it that J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book here.

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Edinburgh office of Sequoia Capital?

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Two bad asses.

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“Well hung” and “tender!” That’s the Holy Grail of beef, I guess—like “powerful” and “easy-to-use” for geeks.

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Getting the VIP treatment at Crombie’s. That ball of stuff is haggis, and this is the owner of the store. I went to Crombie’s because I saw it in this episode of Bizarre Foods.


Check out the news coverage of Scotland at Scotland.Alltop.


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Robert Meraner submitted this picture of a store that I missed.

By | 2015-03-17T09:21:57+00:00 July 4th, 2009|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

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