Long live the pumpking! Maybe next year I’ll do an all-gourd edition.
Regular readers may have noticed that I have a deep, abiding love for both puns and Halloween. Celebrating the combination of the two is becoming an annual tradition around here; see Top 10 Punny Halloween Costumes and 10 More Punny Halloween Costumes if you missed them the first time around (and especially if you need a last-minute costume idea).
But you know what I like better than puns or Halloween costumes? Animals. And you know what I like better than animals? Animals in punny Halloween costumes, of course. Why, they’re pawsitively purrfect!
If you’re a pun/Halloween/animal lover like me, these costumes will leave you ast-hound-ed and a-mew-sed.
As noted in my recent post on idiom-based laundromat names, I also found quite a few laundromats that use pun-based names to attract attention.
This is a risky strategy because some people just hate puns, period. Even those of us who delight in them are more likely to groan than laugh at puns. But a punny business name has a way of sticking in your head—just ask any of the owners of Vietnamese restaurants who choose . Pho-king pho-nomenal!
The punning possibilities of pho are hard to beat, but laundromats manage to give pho shops a run for their punny. (Sorry, but I truly could not help myself.)
As proof, here’s a ranking of the best pun-based laundromat names in San Francisco:
6. Greenwich Clean Time
5. Clothes Encounters
4. The Washing Well
2. Haight to Wash
1. Get the Funk Out
Bonus: Two Fun Non-Pun Names
These laundromat names aren’t puns, but they’re too delightful to leave off the list.